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How Nam June Paik Anticipated the Internet

An artist dreamed of a hyperconnected future. Now we live in it.

Nam June Paik. Still from “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell.” Video, 1984.

On New Year’s Day, 1984, the artist Nam June Paik broadcast his first international satellite “installation” to an audience of some 25 million people in four countries. An hour-long montage of avant-garde music videos, dance performances, and animated video art, “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell” is Paik’s rejoinder to George Orwell…

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New media ride on ancient pathways. Let’s make a map!

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Emily Pothast

Emily Pothast

Artist and historian. PhD student researching religion, material culture, media, and politics. Bylines at The Wire Magazine, Art in America + more.

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