A Canadian Story - Railways, Telephones, Satellites, an Interview with Robert Adrian X

Robert Adrian X is one of the true pioneers of art as telecommunications. This file presents just a few random samples from an interview with him about the need for a history of media art. Bob mixes his thoughts about the meaning of communications with his memoirs about working those technologies from the late 1970s onwards. The beginnings were characterised by the specifically Canadian situation, a vast country that needed telecommunications to keep its ends together.

This interview is a test and a teaser: a test because I am using a new way of uploading audio with filefields rather than the audio module, and a teaser, since excerpts from this interview will feature in the upcoming program Does Media Art Need a History"