DOUBLE YOU (and X, Y, Z)

1981-86, 27 min, color, sound, Interactive Videodisc

The interactive laserdisc DOUBLE YOU (and X,Y,Z.) is a sophisticated and innovative venture into communications technology. The disc's inherent structure mirrors the work's subject matter — the acquisition of language. Participants can select from an extensive subject index containing fifty-two chapters and 48,000 frames; the chapters are directly accessible, and can be read in any order or sequence. Resulting in a multiplicity and layering of juxtapositions, associations and meanings, the process allows the participant to activate and control a nonlinear, open-ended text.

Video/Sound/Editor: Peter d'Agostino. Second Camera: Skip Sweeney. Music: Jon Gibson. Videodisc Consultant: Ken Shannon.