Re: Analog TV Historical Emergency

From: Bryan McKay (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 10:20:08 PST

This sounds wonderful and I fully support the idea, except for one small
issue... I think the transmissions are slated to end on February 17, 2009,
not 2008. This gives us a little over a year rather than only a few days.
Not quite the emergency this message suggests!

On Feb 13, 2008 1:00 PM, Tony Conrad <email suppressed> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Park Doing <email suppressed>
> To: email suppressed
> Sent: Tue Feb 12 16:34
> Subject: Fwd: Analog TV Historical Emergency
> Analog TV Historical Emergency
> Hello,
> Please Be Aware of the Following Notice and Request for Help:
> On February 17 2008, the FCC has mandated that analog broadcast
> television signals will end in the USA. From that point onward,
> the analog noise that has subliminally been a part of your visual
> experience of life will no longer be a part of the airwaves. As
> the self appointed emergency analog television noise archivist, I am
> asking for your help at this critical historical juncture.
> Between now and February 17, please set your analog television to
> display as wide a variety of noise as possible while recording it.
> Shorter digital video recordings can be loaded onto with
> the phrase 'Analog TV Noise Archive' in the title. Longer
> digital video recordings, analog video recordings, and film recordings
> can be sent to:
> Park Doing
> Emergency Analog Television Noise Archivist
> 110 Dey St
> Ithaca, NY
> 14850
> Your recordings will be archived, credited to you as the collector,
> and available to you and the public free of charge. If you
> choose to be anonymous, please include the locations and dates of the
> recordings if possible.
> I encourage everyone to take some time on February 17 to gather with
> friends in front of an analog television set and watch the live noise
> that will thereafter no longer be a part of our collective
> experience.
> Thank you, and please pass this notice on to anyone you think might
> have an analog television.
> Park Doing
> Tony Conrad 716-400-8738
> Department of Media Study, Center for the Arts 231, University at Buffalo
> 14260
> 190 Bedford Av, Ste 126
> Brklyn NY 11211
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