215 Franklin St, City FREE
In this lunchtime lecture, writer, academic and analogue tragic Dr Tyson Wils will discuss key characteristics of 20th century video culture, before the birth of the internet and social media. At the heart of his discussion is the arrival of the VCR, a piece of technology that became a revolutionary tool in the hands of ordinary people who could rewind, pause and fast-forward their spectatorship for the first time in history. Back then that kind of control over technology heralded something dangerous and exciting. So what transgressions can video perform today, now that we have total control over what we see and when we see it?