• critical theory
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 28 x 21.5 cm.
  • 108 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0030867355

Guerrilla Television

[Fourth Printing]

Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation


Years before the internet this book was considered the best theory tool on new technologies. Today it seems quaint, but still holds kernels that are today active means for change with today's technology. "This book is the first of a kind. It tells how we can break the stranglehold of broadcast TV on the American mind. Michael Shamberg prints-out from his own experience with Raindance Corporation how low-cost portable video-tape cameras, video cassettes, and cable television can be used to design alternative television networks that favor portability and decentralization. Shamberg and Raindance's contention is that politics are obsolete and that information tools and tactics are a most powerful means of social change. To achieve true democracy the author suggests that we develop a sense of media ecology in what he calls "media America," or the information environment. 'Guerrilla Television' is the first manual or how-to book for new media tools." -- from book's back cover.