Radical Software, Volume II, Number
Changing Channels, Winter 1972
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Both the title, the cover and the table
of contents, designed by Ira Schneider, suggest a preoccupation
with television, although the actual article contents
cover a wide range of topics.
One of the elements that makes for Radical Software's
lasting significance is the quality of the people who
wrote for it, many of whom were important, or went on
to become important, in their chosen fields.
For instance: Mark Hinshaw, author of "Wiring Megalopolis"
is an architect, city planner and writer now based in
the Pacific Northwest. He is a principal at LMN, a planning
and design firm in Seattle and is the author of several
books on planning.
Anne Tyng, excerpts from Geometric Extensions of
Consciousness, is one of America's foremost architects
and architectural theoreticians. She is mainly known
for the work she did with Louis Kahn, with whom she
partnered for thirty years.
Willard Van De Bogart, who authored "Eulogy for
Culture" still writes on ecology and related subjects
willard.html He lives in Thailand.
Dale Chihuly wrote "Pilchuck Proposal", and
is possibly the world's foremost glass artist, and an
early user of portable video.
Robert Theobold became known as a distinguished futurist.
Born in Canada in 1929, he died in Spokane, Washington
in 1999. Educated as an economist, his career as a thinker
and writer on futurist subjects spanned 40 years. He
was the author of several books, and numerous articles,
including "Communications and Change" on page
45 of this issue.
The proposal to found a Society for Visual Anthropology
by Sol Worth and Jay Rubin on page 49 did, in fact,
result in the founding of The Society for the Anthropology
of Visual Communication. Worth himself was an interesting
character. A photographer and filmmaker, he pursued
a career in scholarship in mid life, joining the Annenberg
School of Communications. He died in 1977.