“We were interested in media ecology—what was the impact of media on us as human beings, and how information was delivered.” —Beryl Korot
In an episode from the Art21 Exclusive archive, current 100 Artists featured artist Beryl Korot describes the impetus behind the 1970s publication that she co-founded, Radical Software, elucidating the history of video in art and the impact of mass media on society.
The first issue of Radical Software debuted in Spring of 1970. Beryl Korot and Phyllis Segura (Gershuny) acted as editors, while Michael Shamburg served as publisher with Ira Schneider as co-originator. Early contributors included Nam June Paik, Buckminster Fuller, Ant Farm, Frank Gillette, and Paul Ryan, among others. After eleven issues, Radical Software ceased publication in the Spring of 1974 and is now an invaluable time capsule of an era. All eleven issues are freely available in full on the Radical Software website.