The first day addresses the emergence of an electronic vocabulary, involving a discussion of video experiments paralleling the Vasulkas', such as Nam June Paik
, Gary Hill
, and Joan Jonas
. The interrelationships of abstract and early computer films, in particular John Whitney
, Stan VanDerBeek
, and Ed Emshwiller
, are covered, focusing on the interchangeability of sound and image. The incorporation of image processing tools (signal processors and analog computers) in video is also underlined. The day closes with a discussion on the artists' creativity with regard to machines and the aesthetic vocabulary of abstraction in media arts.