[ARENA] FW: Funeral for Analog TV
Sexta-Feira, 30 de Janeiro de 2009 - 00:49:48 WET
Funeral for Analog TV
"The problem with television is that ... the average American hasn't
got time for it."
- New York Times in regards to the prototype television shown at the
1939 worlds fair.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA),
Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) and
The Long Now Foundation
Date: Tuesday February 17, 02009*
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Location: Berkeley Art Museum, 2621 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720
Cost: free, bring cash and id for full bar courtesy of the RockStar
Extras: donate your Analog TV for recycling! (one per person please)
More About the Event:
On February 17th join author Bruce Sterling, technology pundit Paul
Saffo, and other special guests at the Berkeley Art Museum to mourn
the loss of our long time acquaintance, the Analog Television Signal.
Born in the 01920's the signal has been an integral part of all our
lives, bringing us news of the rich, the famous, the politicians, the
wars, the Apollo landings, the thrills of victory, and the agonies of
defeat. While Analog Television has not been a good friend to us all,
it has been important to each and every one of us. Analog Television
is survived by its wife Digital Television, and its second cousin
Please bring your Analog TV with antenna for display (and free
recycling by ACCRC), as we will stack as many sets as we can in
memoriam to our life long friend. At the ceremony Paul Saffo will
spell out the sordid history of the Analog TV Signal's life, the
group Author and Punisher will perform the funeral dirge, and just
before the signal winks out for the last time, author Bruce Sterling
will deliver the eulogy via pirate television broadcast supplied by
Neighborhood Public Radio.
Note: Bruce Sterling will not be speaking live, this will be a
televised appearance he has created specifically for this event.
Also note: Apropos of the soap-operatic life of TV, there is a chance
that Congress may issue an 11th hour stay of the "do not resuscitate
order" on the Analog TV Signal, however this event will go forward
either way as February 17 marks the day they will begin going off air.
This event will be filmed, additional press coverage welcome.
Donated TV's will be responsibly reused or recycled by The Alameda
County Computer Resource Center who will be on hand to help with TV
collection. If you cant make it, but have a TV that needs to be
recycled ACCRC will take it free!
7:00pm â€“ Doors open (free admission) Durant Lobby - Berkeley Art
Museum, 2621 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94720 - add your working
Analog TV and antenna to the recycling pile, cash bar
7:30pm â€“ Museum Theater - Paul Saffo speaks, theater seats 230,
overflow served by TV broadcast to lobby
8:00pm â€“ Back to Durant Lobby for reminiscing
8:30pm â€“ Bancroft Lobby, Art Museum - Funeral Dirge performance by
Author and Punisher
9:00pm â€“ Bancroft Lobby - Bruce Sterling delivers eulogy
9:30pm â€“ Snowcrash of the Analog Television Signal begins
9:40pm â€“ There is a rumor that the signal may be pirated by the NPR
10:00pm â€“ End of event
Midnight â€“ Video of Bruce Sterling eulogy released on the Internet
Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Community Development Director
The Long Now Foundation
ph. 415.561.6582 x1
*The Long Now Foundation uses five digit dates, the extra zero is to
solve the deca-millennium bug which will come into effect in about
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