The Media Were with Us! (summary of the symposium)

The Role of the Television in the Romanian Revolution

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Category:
RESOURCE
Type:
broadcast / conference
Creation Date:
1990
Language:
English, Hungarian
Description:
(…) Those few days toward the end of December 1989, broadcast by the new, free Romanian Television and its Hungarian counterpart – we may rightly call this a special moment in the history of television, of the medium itself (…), but our perspective today allows us to see that those few days were simultaneously the high point and the end of television. What we had formerly been accustomed to call “television” largely ended with the 1990s themselves, and disappeared completely, everywhere, with the new century. Vilém Flusser, one of the speakers at the April 1990 conference in Budapest entitled ‘The Media Are With Us!’, says one of the decisive new features of that episode of Romanian Television is this: “There is no reality behind the image. All reality is in the image." (…) (Miklós Peternák)

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Original Title (Hungarian):
A médiumok velünk voltak! (szimpózium összefoglaló)
Original Subtitle:
A televízió szerepe a romániai forradalomban
Location:
Budapest, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle