Radical Software Vol. 2, No. 4. Solid State. Beryl Korot, eds Ira Schneider.

Radical Software Vol. 2, No. 4. Solid State

New York: Gordon & Breach, 1973. First edition. 4to, 70 pp, saddle-stapled wraps.

Radical Software - one of the most important periodicals of the 1970's - focused upon video art and other new media in art, theory, and activism, and sought to explore these new technologies away from corporate control and broadcast media. Under this ambitious program they covered a remarkable diversity of topics, including art, social movements and networks, ecological concerns, anthropology, information science, education, architecture, and more.

This remarkable special issue is devoted to the connection between video and psychotherapy and mental health issues, and was produced by The Center for Social Research and Action at the Baltimore Campus at Antioch College.

"Headed by Al Engelman, assisted by librarian and media instructor Brenda Engelman and filmmaker Alan Kaplan, the program was inspired by the New Left politics that had begun to dominate the political thinking on college campuses since the publication of the Port Huron Statement in 1962, and by the films of Fred Wiseman. The teachers and their students brought portapak video to bear on themes of community organization, institutional analysis, and psychotherapy. They also participated actively in the street politics of the day. They were present with portapaks during the Mayday 1971 demonstrations in Washington, D.C. when 13,000 demonstrators were arrested and locked up at the RFK Stadium and the DC jail." - from the Radical Software website.

A very scarce issue of the periodical.

Very good with creasing to the wraps, some rubbing to spine, and faint traces of staining, but still a solid example. Item #28711

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