Critical Writing Index

Radical Learning, Radical Perception: The History of the Experimental Television Center

by Sherry Miller Hocking and Ralph Hocking

A Closer Look, 2005, pp. 75-83

San Francisco: National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, 2005

Kathy High, Ralph Hocking, and Sherry Miller Hocking collectively wrote Radical Learning, Radical Perception, which chronicles the history of the Experimental Television Center (ETC), celebrated in the exhibit A Closer Look, at the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. The article chronicles the changes in ETC's location from Binghamton, New York, to Owego, New York, as well as the changes and development in ETC's goals, from trying to get video equipment in the hands of students and the community and supporting Nam June Paik in his early career, to the creation of artist recidencies, and supporting technological tool development through hiring individuals such as David Jones; today a focus of ETC is the synthesis of older and newer technologies, and "the ethical responsibility to share information [they] develop about new tools" (83).

ITEM 2005.028 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Nam June Paik

Barbara Buckner

Sara Hornbacher

Matt Schlanger

Peer Bode

David Jones


Gary Hill

Dan Sandin