Interview with Eric Siegel by Jud Yalkut

Jud Yalkut



Radical Software, vol. 1, no. 2, 1970

In this extensive interview Siegel discusses how he began working with video and speculates on the future of video art. He states that he is appalled by the American television of the time and is concerned about the "mind pollution" that is the effect of commercial TV. According to Siegel, if artists could get access to the network and reach the whole country there could be a real change in the way people think. Siegel discusses his goals for the video synthesizer that he is designing, which will enable him to create live video broadcasts to music.