Friday, September 23, 2005

FIRST BLOG



....BLOG.


THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG ON THIS BLOGSPOT WEBSITE BUT THIS IS BY NO MEANS, MY VERY FIRST BLOG. I AM THE WORLD'S FIRST BLOGGER BEFORE THE WORD "BLOGGING" WAS EVEN INVENTED.

HERE ARE SOME OF MY OTHER INSTANCES WHERE I WAS FIRST...

As artist:
1. First use of the satellite for a fine art goal (Seven Thoughts, Dec. 29, 1976)

2. First time the Houston Astrodome--or any roofed stadium--was used as theater for performance art (Seven Thoughts)

3. First live cablecast performance art from a major art museum (the Whitney, 1977, 4 Places 2 Figures 1 Ghost)

4.First broadcast in which the artist-producer-per- former touched the hands of the viewers (The Austrian Tapes, 1974)

5. First broadcast in which the artist-producer-per- former touched the feet of the viewers (The Florence Tapes, 1974)

6. First broadcast in which the artist-producer-per- former rubbed up against the chests of the viewers Austrian Tapes)

7. First broadcast in which the artist-producer-per- former backed up to the bare backs of the viewers Austrian Tapes)

8.First broadcast in which the artist-producer-per- former asked the viewers to turn their lights down low, then kissed them (How to Make Love to Your Television Set, 1979, for Soho TV and Qube CATV in Columbus, Ohio)

9.First network TV performance that radically disturbed the nation's schizophrentic community (by asking them to view TV as "real," via touching) (Austrian Tapes, on NBC's Tomorrow Show, in 1975)

10. First museum-level museum conference on alternative television (Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1974, in collaboration with Gerald O'Grady, Willard Van Dyke, and Fred Barzyk)

11.First live CATV performance in Soho, bringing the cable to the nation's prime artist community (Three Silen and Secret Acts, 1976, leading to the birth of Soho TV)

12. First time Comsat was commissioned and used by a private citizen (Seven Thoughts)

13. First use of the WorldWideWeb to create an original work of fully interactive art (The World's First Collaborative Sentence, 1994, commissioned by Lehman College Gallery of Art) Creator and producer of the longest sentence ever written in the history of mankind, still evolving (Sentence)

14.Creator and producer of the largest assemblage of bodies and body parts contributed by citizens around the world to an interactive art website (MetaBody: The World's First Collaborative Visions of the Beautiful, 1997)

15. First use of a cellular telephone in a work of art to "dial" a supposedly dead artist, (Joseph, When Will You Call?, installation, Chicago, 1993)

16.First commissioned position paper on the future by a major corporation (Samsung) that criticized the corporation

17.First work of WebVideo Art Theater inviting the audience not only to to join in revising and rewriting the evolving script and plot..but actually speak lines on camera for viewing by the author and other members of the cast (Terrible Beauty, 1997-2000)

18.First website to propose not only a revisionist heterosexuality but a moralpornography, in collaboration with Denmark and against the recent puritannical censorship of art and entertainment in the U.S.

As Writer, Critic, Consultant in Digital Media Strategies

1. First Mass Media Art Critic to Champion the Avant- garde (Newsweek, 1969-1977) First major art book in America assessing the history and future of the marriage between art and technology Longest interview on major national network TV news show about an art book (NBC's Today Show. 1973)

2.First speech on cultural policy for a presidential candidate (George McGovern, 1972)

3.First position paper on cultural policy for a successful presidential candidate (Bill Clinton, 1992)

4.First major art book about the architecture of the contemporary art museum (The Museum Transformed, 1991)

5.First Op Ed to predict the dominant position of cable television vs. over the air TV (Newsweek, 1974)

6.First book of media criticism to predict the decline of the TV network (Five Myths of TV Power, 1993)

7.First major book to argue that TV is not the dominant or favored medium of information in this society (Five Myths)

8.First major article in widely read periodical to argue that museum websites are more important than physical attendance in a museum (and the numbers approximate nearly 1 billion web hits vs. almost 1 billion visitors in U.S.)

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