Open Space in Victoria is pleased to introduce the Telecom History Project, OUTERSPACE.
Our digital archives are currently being developed and implemented on an ongoing basis. During this time please enjoy our introduction to the project and some featured Interviews from the Open Space Archive.
This project has been supported by the British Columbia Museums Association through the British Columbia Arts Council.
Telecom History Project, OUTERSPACE presentations:
Refresh! First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology at the Banff Centre, September 28 - October 3, 2005.
REFRESH! complete conference stream launched
Interactive Futures 05: Technology in the Life World, Victoria BC, Feb. 4-6, 2005
SSTV Video Documentation:
Slow Scan Video Edit, Works in Progress, Bill Bartlett
Links to other sources online:
Walker Center telecom history essays-
Austrialian telecom history timeline and the Australian connection to Slow-Scan art.
Includes clips of behind-the-scenes telecom transmissions-
• • 1
Interview with Telecom and Net Art Pioneer, Douglas Davis (New York)
about the early days (1976) of Satellite Art.
INTERVIEW Douglas Davis
Link: Douglas Davis' personal webpage:
• • 2
Interview with Backwoods Ballroom icon Tav Falco (Memphis)
about his Telematic Collaborations with Open Space in 1979.
INTERVIEW Tav Falco
Link: Tav Falco's bio on a fan page -
• • 3
Interview with Judith Doyle (Toronto) about her groundbreaking experiments
with Worldpool (including Willoughby Sharp, Sharon Lovett, Fred Gaysek and Norman White)
and the methods as to how this group directly interfaced with the
Open Space Telecommunications History.
INTERVIEW Judith Doyle
• • 4
Interview with Robert Adrian X (Vienna) about his collaborations with groundbreaking telecom institutions such as Open Space and the Western Front.
INTERVIEW Robert Adrian X
Robert Adrian X's bio-
Robert Adrian X's telecom history page-
• • 5
Interview with Norman White (Toronto) about his slow-scan experiences with the
Open Space crew as well as his innovative research with Artex.
INTERVIEW Norman White
Norman White's personal page -
Artex history featuring Norman White by Robert Adrian X,
• • 6
Interview with Tom Klinkowstein (New York) about his Slow-Scan collaborations with
Bill Bartlett at Open Space.
INTERVIEW Tom Klinkowstein
Link: Tom Klinkowstein's personal webpage -
• • 7
Interview with Peggy Cady (Victoria) about her Slow-Scan collabortions and their development at Open Space.
INTERVIEW Peggy Cady
"TALK BACK" — CHILDREN’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS PROJECT
AND WRITINGS BY PEGGY CADY, DIRECT MEDIA ASSOCIATION 1979.
TALK BACK Peggy Cady 1979
• • 8
Interview with Don Foresta (Paris) about his early collaborations with
Interface (1980-1981 MIT) and the state of New Media Art in France.
Don Foresta is also compiling one of the first totally comprehensive
Telecom Art-History lists in French.
INTERVIEW Don Foresta
• • 9
Interview with John Southworth (Hawaii) about his work as the main
PEACESAT Slow-Scan contact for Honalulu and the Pacific Rim.
("Pacific Rim Slow-Scan")
INTERVIEW John Southworth