From: Brett Kashmere (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 15:33:25 PST
A friend of mine in Pittsburgh -- Ian Page -- is currently organizing an interesting project around the end of analog television. He has built his own TV transmitter, and will be broadcasting an analog signal at the moment we switch over to digital on February 17th, for as long as he can. In other words, he's looking for as much content as possible. More information below. Feel free to circulate the call.
The End of Television is a video program beginning when analog television ends. On February 17th, 2009 the U.S. television broadcast signal will change over from analog to digital. No television will receive a signal without a special converter box.
On February 17th, The End of Television will air through analog broadcast TV on channel 2 in Pittsburgh. When broadcasters turn off their analog transmitters The End of Television turns it's analog transmitter on and broadcasts the program. Using a restricted and nearly obsolete medium (broadcast TV) , The End of Television re-imagines the omnipresent idea of "broadcast yourself." We are accepting all videos submitted before the deadline and there is no submission fee.
The End of Television will hold a countdown event on the evening of February 16th in Pittsburgh (Location TBA) and at midnight we will flip the switch.
contact: email suppressed
or visit TheEndOfTelevision.blogspot.com for any updates
send videos to:
The End of Television
331 S. Aiken st
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
postmarked by January 25th
- Work should be submitted on miniDV or VHS.
- Work will not be returned unless a SASE is included.
*It should be noted that this program will accept all work submitted, but the program reserves the right to not broadcast a video if it is deemed unsuitable.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.