Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited

Overview

Before the Internet, camcorders, and hundred-channel cable- systems—predating the Information Superhighway and talk of cyber-democracy—there was guerilla television. Part of the larger alternative media tide which swept the country in the late sixties, guerilla television emerged when the arrival of lightweight, affordable consumer video equipment made it possible for ordinary people to make their own television. Fueled both by outrage at the day's events and by the writings of people like Marshall McLuhan, Tom ...

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Overview

Before the Internet, camcorders, and hundred-channel cable- systems—predating the Information Superhighway and talk of cyber-democracy—there was guerilla television. Part of the larger alternative media tide which swept the country in the late sixties, guerilla television emerged when the arrival of lightweight, affordable consumer video equipment made it possible for ordinary people to make their own television. Fueled both by outrage at the day's events and by the writings of people like Marshall McLuhan, Tom Wolfe, and Hunter S. Thompson, the movement gained a manifesto in 1971, when Michael Shamberg and the raindance Corp. published Guerilla Television. As framed in this quixotic text, the goal of the video guerilla was nothing less than a reshaping of the structure of information in America.

In Subject to Change, Deidre Boyle tells the fascinating story of the first TV generation's dream of remaking television and their frustrated attempts at democratizing the medium. Interweaving the narratives of three very different video collectives from the 1970s—TVTV, Broadside TV, and University Community Video—Boyle offers a thought-provoking account of an earlier electronic utopianism, one with significant implications for today's debates over free speech, public discourse, and the information explosion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195043341
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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New School for Social Research
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Table of Contents

1 Underground Video 3
2 Subject to Change 14
3 Guerrilla versus Grassroots 26
4 The World's Largest TV Studio 36
5 Mountain Guerrilla 48
6 Four More Years 55
7 Communitube 65
8 Gaga Over Guru 72
9 Prime Time TVTV 89
10 Broadside TV 96
11 Impeaching Evidence 105
12 Changing Channels 116
13 Furor Over Fugitive 128
14 Living Newsletter? 139
15 The Good Times Are Killing Me 146
16 Super Video 158
17 Intermedia 165
18 Hooray for Hollywood? 172
19 The Big Chill 183
20 Epilogue 190
Appendix 209
Notes 223
Bibliography 259
Index 271
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