How the Video Age Was Born, Decades Before YouTube

Video is the defining medium of the 21st century, thanks to the rise of the internet. But its origins go back way further, to the late 1960s, when the first portable video devices emerged. It was a watershed moment in history—and our short documentary explains why. » 2/05/14 3:00pm 2/05/14 3:00pm

Enjoy These Rare Video Art Masterpieces Thanks to YouTube

The rarefied history of video art is foreign to all but a niche group of academics and art-world types. When artists first got their hands on portable video equipment in the late 60's, they made incredibly odd things. Most of those things remained in academic obscurity—until, of course, internet video hosting… » 6/25/13 2:30pm 6/25/13 2:30pm

Fourth Dimensional Video Will Loosen Your Grip on Reality

The whole 3D thing is like so early 2010, right? Video artist Don Whitaker has already moved on, using a software script to convert ocean footage into what he imagines a 4th dimensional perspective might be. Sober viewing is encouraged. » 8/06/10 3:20pm 8/06/10 3:20pm

120 Feet of Video Art: Final Exams at NYU's Big Screens Class

Dan Shiffman isn't like most professors. Instead of Scantron sheets and bluebooks, Shiffman prefers to give his final exams on a 120-foot video wall that's the equivalent of six 16:9 displays linked end-to-end. » 12/16/08 11:00am 12/16/08 11:00am