Digital to Analog Conversion (TV’s Die)
On February 17, 2009 all television broadcasting was changing from analog to digital, which provided a unique opportunity to let the televisions become obsolete and viewers could become doers and move on to greater life experiences. I put this installation together to enact this opportunity.
Below is the text from the fliers used in this installation (inspired by Public Service Announcements published during the time of the analog to digital TV broadcasting conversion):
Big changes are coming to your television. But they have nothing to do with summer re-runs or the new fall season. These changes involve the transition to digital broadcasting on February 17, 2009. If you use “rabbit ears” or a rooftop antenna with your analog television, you will not need to take any action to discontinue receiving television broadcasts. After February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations will switch from the analog method of transmitting TV signals to only broadcasting a digital signal which cannot be received by analog TV sets. For millions of Americans — those whose televisions are hooked up to cable or satellite or those who have televisions with built- in digital tuners, the transition will take more effort to dis-connect.