HISTORIC EVENT: 1981 - THE FIRST SLOW-SCAN IMAGE EXCHANGE BY TELEPHONE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND FRANCE

Documentation of the slow-scan image exchange in January 1981 between the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in Boston and the American Center for Artists in Paris. The project was directed by Don Foresta and Aldo Tambelllini. I had just founded the Photography Department at the American Center and was very proud to have been asked by Don Foresta, Director of the Center for Media Art to be a member of the Project Team in charge of photography on the Paris side. I was later to become the Director of the Center for Media Art and Photography at the American Center in Paris and continue the valuable work begun by Don Foresta and Anne Marie Stein.

This video document was made by Vin Grabill ©1981 Vin Grabill, C.A.V.S. / M.I.T.