Cultural patterns by Wendy Richmond. Made with Norpak Telidon terminal in the early 80s.

Cultural patterns by Wendy Richmond. Made with Norpak Telidon terminal in the early 80s.

Monday 6/3/2013

Videotex; telidon; 1980s;

Environment Canada Weather Channel using the alphageometrical videotex protocol Telidon. From the mid 1980s. Thanks to Frederic Cambus for sharing.

Friday 4/19/2013

telidon; videotex; 1980s; weather;

Page from ‘Snap Shots’ by Mary Beams. Made with Norpak Telidon terminal in the early 80s.

Page from ‘Snap Shots’ by Mary Beams. Made with Norpak Telidon terminal in the early 80s.

Sunday 3/24/2013

telidon; videotex; 1980s;

Telidon — ‘knowledge at your fingertips!’ (1981) CBC - Watch it here

Telidon — ‘knowledge at your fingertips!’ (1981) CBC - Watch it here

Thursday 3/21/2013

telidon; videotex; cbc; 1980s;

Some teletext/videotex standards works with more than just alphanumerical characters. Like the Canadian Telidon, which used vector graphics. These are Telidon images, made by Jacques Palumbo in 1986.

Meanwhile in Japan, videotex was more complex: it was alphaphotographic. That is a combination of text and hi-res photos. It supposedly worked like a fax machine for the TV. Pic or it didn’t happen?

Wednesday 3/6/2013

telidon; videotex; 1980s;

“Nancy Reagan Takes the Subway”, an interactive comic strip by Maria Manhattan produced at the Alternate Media Center at NYU in 1982 with the Norpak Telidon terminal.

“Nancy Reagan Takes the Subway”, an interactive comic strip by Maria Manhattan produced at the Alternate Media Center at NYU in 1982 with the Norpak Telidon terminal.

Tuesday 3/5/2013

videotex; telidon; comic; 1980s;

Telidon (1978) was a Canadian videotex service with both text and vector graphics. It could be used for mass communication on TV, or two-way communication using modems. Telidon required more complex decoding than its competitors, normally using Z80 or 6809 processors. Via.

Telidon (1978) was a Canadian videotex service with both text and vector graphics. It could be used for mass communication on TV, or two-way communication using modems. Telidon required more complex decoding than its competitors, normally using Z80 or 6809 processors. Via.

Sunday 9/23/2012

telidon; tool; 1970s;

Videotex Student work in the 80s by Robertson Adams.
The first image was made with an AT&T Frame Creation Terminal 100.

Tuesday 5/22/2012

videotex; telidon; 1980s;

Telidon/NAPLPS ads created for Bank of America (1982) by TCS.

Monday 5/21/2012

Videotex; telidon; advertising; 1980s; NAPLPS;

obsessionmps:

Toxic Wastes from A to Z (coming after you and me) by John Fekner is a parody of a children’s alphabet learning aid which runs alphabetically through a list of toxic pollutants. Martin Nisenholtz invites John Fekner, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and others to experiment with an early interactive computer graphics system (Telidon) at New York University’s Alternate Media Center (Interactive Telecommunications Program). Fekner received his first international award at Toronto’s Video Culture Festival in the Videotex category.

(via johnfekner)

Sunday 5/13/2012

Videotex; animation; telidon;

Graphic Variations on Telidon by Pierre Moretti (1979, 07 min 58 )
The Telidon System was a videotex/teletext service developed by the Canadian Communications Research Centre (CRC) during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Thursday 5/10/2012

animation; telidon; videotex; 1970s;