Nam June Paik
1932 – 2006

The Paik-Abe visual synthesizer, was an instrument that reconfigured existing parts from other televisual consoles as a seven-channel mixer and colorizer. The Paik-Abe synthesizer allowed the user to create images with several layers of visual information, to abstract those images along the vertical and horizontal axes, and to add bursting, psychedelic color patterns to existing images or empty space. Born in Korea in 1932, Paik studied art history and music at the University of Tokyo in Japan. He continued his …

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