The Original Net Artists? Toronto Telidon

Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson authored a documentary and thorough feature on Toronto Community Videotex and the weirdly specific roots of Toronto’s media art scene in the early 1980s. Centring around Telidon, a television and phone line-based ancestor to the internet, it details how a forward-thinking artist community organized around this technology and brainstormed how it might be explored as a creative medium.

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