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ERIC Number: ED056462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 108
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Guerrilla Television.
Shamberg, Michael
Radical Software, v1 n6 1971
A series of post-McLuhan perceptions reiterates that new media have made possible new ways of experiencing the world. For the young in "Media-America" who have grown up with television, completed products like books are less important than ongoing process. The best means for recording this ongoing process is videotape camera. The introduction of a low-priced ($1,500) portable camera in 1968 made it possible for many people to do their own filming and made possible "guerilla television." This is an alternate television which doesn't just want alternate programming played across the existing system; rather, it demands a whole new system "an information infrastructure for Media-America, a grassroots network of indigenous media activity." Existing "guerilla television" groups are described and ways of starting one are suggested. These suggestions include types of equipment to get, what to use it for, and ways to become self-sustaining. Another suggestion is that school children be trained in videotaping as they are now in writing, so that they can film their own environment. (JK)
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