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Digital/New Media:


2007 Exhibition installation images: QUT


2007 (Songzhaung China)

Early exhibitions (static)
- 2003 - 2002 - 2001


Catalogues (download):

2007 IDAprojects QUT Australia (pdf)

2007 Yokohama IDAprojects Japan (small) pdf

2006 iDAP China (pdf)

Download 2006 iDAP catalogue Australia (pdf)

Download 2005 iDAP catalogue (pdf)

Download 2004 iDAP catalogue (pdf)


Literacy and creative workforce development
through International Digital Arts Projects’ (IDAprojects) exhibition programs and partnerships
by Dr David Sudmalis

2007 Teachers Resource/education kit

"Digital History" - Laurence Gartel at the Experimental Television Centre New York

2006 QUT Teacher's Resource



2007 Courier Mail Newspaper

2007 IDAprojects media release 1

2007 IDAprojects/QUT media release 2

2006 VCA Media release

2005 Media room

2004 Media room - ENKI sound installation


Essays / articles:

2007 Matthew Perkins Vernacular Terrain
2007 Lino Magazine by Benjamin Milton Hampe
2005 Dr Stephen Jones

Quicktime movies:

2005 China opening (mov)

Robert Rauschenberg (mov)

Institutional partners:

Creative Industries Precinct @ QUT
(Queensland University of Technology)

(Beijing Film Academy China)


2007 IDAprojects exhibition gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance from the Australia China Council

In-kind sponsorship:

IDaprojects 2007 print exhibition sponsored by:


06/07 IDA China

06 IDA Australia




Digital media history - Laurence Gartel

When I was invited to come and work at Media Study/Buffalo there was an entire floor in an office building filled with lots of wires and apparatus. Two of the machines were called Rutt-Etra Synthesizer, and Paik-Abe Colorizer.

These two pieces of equipment were the beginning components of an entire global electronic transition. The Synthesizer produced the very first special effects, bending images on x, y, and z axis. The Colorizer stripped the image into various gray values thus allowing B&W pictures to become color along with transferring back and forth from positive to negative. In order to capture the image created, a camera on a tripod was set-up to photograph the screen.

Two years later a second Media Center appeared in the region of upstate New York, called the Experimental Television Center (ETC) founded by Suny Binghamton Dept. of Cinema Chairperson, Mr. Ralph Hocking.

Similar to the Buffalo facility, ETC had equipment such as a Jones Keyer, Jones Colorizer, Paik-Abe Colorizer and Wobulator (bent images on sin, cosine and triangular wave forms) and the first digital
computer called a Cromemco Z-2. (This piece of equipment utilized a 12 inch floppy disk that held 2K of memory!!) Several years later the Center added a Commodore Amiga.



Laurence Gartel at the Experimental Television Centre New York circa 1978