Techno-ology: T.V.

 

It was certainly quite the invention: TV.  I was thinking about radio and old radio sets. Reckoning that I ought to source some old family radio programs. You know the acts and stories just played out by sound effects over the waves, the small children around the radio in pajamas as Billy Jo discovers the west- that sort of programming. Then my brain wandered to the next generation when the family would sit down to The Wonderful World of Disney and than the Ed Sullivan Show. I was thinking about how these experience shaped us individuals and as a culture. Oh the TV dinner. Oh TV trays. There are huge sectors of design connected to TV and radio, and craft indeed.

On a side note, I have always wanted a TV as a fish tank.. and my own TV was quickly turned into an art installation when I turned 15. It was the TV I got for Christmas when I was 12 a giant beast that Santa got from a hotel going out of business, not that growing up we had more than two channels. Oh the joys of PBS. There is something about the evolution on the actual form of a TV that intrigues me. I might have to do something with this in the future.

Have you ever been to the section in one of those museums in Quebec dedicated to French Cinema?

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