Mashups. Sampling a President named Bush. Bah. In the early 90s, life was better. Multimedia collective Emergency Broadcast Network was sampling found footage in truly clever ways — using VHS, artifacts and all. And driving around in massive projection assault vehicles with rotating satellite dishes. And building rockets into golf bags. Really. Now that’s my kind of visualist. Robokid hooks us up with this “documercial” explaining their work (contrats on having a Wikipedia page, Josh!):

If you enjoyed the DJ/VJ grand piano, from EBN’s Gardner Post, you’ve only just seen the beginning. EBN were legendary in their time, but since there was no YouTube in 1992, it was tricky getting hold of their videos. Now, no such problem. Here’s one example of their work, which wins extra points for featuring a piano-playing pigeon: