“Paik wanted to build an anthropomorphic robot, because he was fascinated by the scientists’ discovery that the human brain had begun to grow after man stopped walking on all fours and had to figure out what to do with his two ‘free’ hands.”
– Wulf Herzogenrath, Hayward Gallery 1988 exhibition catalogue “Nam June Paik Video Works 1963-88″
Dieter Ronte – Nam June Paik’s Early Works in Vienna (1982). Originally printed the catalog of the Whitney Museum “Nam June Paik” show: Nam June Paik by Nam June Paik , John G. Hanhardt, Whitney Museum of American Art Staff, ISBN 0874270375 (0-87427-037-5), Hardcover, Whitney Museum of American Art (1982).
– Lies are Always More Exciting than the Truth – Nam June Paik’s Futuristic Traditionalism by Dr. Thomas Kellein.
Hans Günter Golinski:
Susanne Rennert – I liked it
Communist Party honouring Lenin, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1931
Please try to put your thinking back
to when there was a widespread lack
of any tool that you believed
could do whatever you conceived.
When I was young and not a fool
I did have use of such a tool
The tool I had I’ll show you now
My best ideas it did allow.
I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.John Cavil, Cylon Model Number One, “No Exit”
Cristobal Rojas — Tuberculosis
Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, singing at Chopin’s deathbed
That’s a lot of penetration.
(Herschel, W. (1800). On the Power of Penetrating into Space by Telescopes; With a Comparative Determination of the Extent of That Power in Natural Vision, and in Telescopes of Various Sizes and Constructions; Illustrated by Select Observations. By William Herschel, LL.D. F. R. S. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 90 IS -, 49–85.)
Similarities lengths and speeds