Scan Processing Survey

Dear friends and colleagues,

I’m collecting responses to a survey about the affordances of historic and contemporary implementations of scan processing technology.

The three methods of scan processing covered in this survey utilize the following technologies:

  1. Analog scan processing hardware such as the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer, the Dave Jones Raster Manipulator, or the LZX Cadet series modules, with output displayed on an analog Cathode Ray Tube monitor

  2. Digital software designed to produce a set of analog horizontal, vertical, and brightness signals to be displayed on an analog Cathode Ray Tube monitor, such as the REWereHere or Vector Synthesis scan processing patches for Max and Pure Data

  3. Software which emulates the Rutt/Etra, scan processing, or Z-displacement effect entirely in the digital video domain, such as the v002 Rutt/Etra Quartz Composer plugin, the Rutt/Etra-Izer, or a number of filters and plugins for other softwares

As the spaces for answers are fairly short, it should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the entire survey.

This survey is part of larger research into historically-informed audiovisual synthesis taking place at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

Thank you for the generosity of your time,