Compendium of transcripts and texts based on "Open Circuits : An International Conference on the Future of Television," which was organized by Fred Barzyk, Douglas Davis, Gerald O'Grady, and Willard Van Dyke for the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, in January 1974. Edited by Douglas Davis and Allison Simmons. Includes texts by Gregory Battcock, Hollis Frampton, Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Ed Emshwiller, Stan Vanderbeek, Frank Gillette, Robert Pincus-Witten, Joan Jonas, Davis, Vito Acconci, Jane Livingston, David Katzive, Wulf Herzogenrath, Allan Kaprow, Shigeko Kubota, Paul Stitelman, Richard Serra, John Baldessari, David Ross, Barbara London, Evelyn Weiss, Harald Szeemann, Gerd Stern, Howard Klein, Russell Connor, Bruce Kurz, Edward Lucie-Smith, René Berger, Wolfgang Beckerr, Toshio Matsumoto, Jorge Glusberg, Pierre Schaeffer, Vilem Flusser, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, John McHale. "Although this volume bears the stamp of time of that time, it also presents idea and conclusions about the nature of both television and of contemporary art that seems to us valid for all times an worth further dissemination..." -- text from book's preface. Includes video chronology and a video bibliography. An essential document on the history of video art.