Percussa micro super signal processor

I’m working on a story now on VJing, and am faced with an issue I’ve had before — which VJs should I mention? There are regularly “top VJ” contests and lists, none of which seem to make complete sense. I’m curious to hear from readers of this site: who are the VJs/visualists, now and through history, to whom you’d refer newcomers to the field? (I have a few ideas of my own, but I’d love to know who your favorites are.)

I’ll definitely work in Nam Jun Paik somehow. But great club VJs count, as well. I’m personally delighted by any medium that can have that kind of range. Thoughts?