was 81 years old in 1996 when he allowed us to produce the first
videotape demo of his life work, the Global Jukebox. Lomax is an
ethnomusicologist who spent six decades amassing one of the world's
largest collections of global music and dance. He also lead a team
which created a codification scheme for song and dance, allowing
cross-correlation of the data with each other and with pre-existing
ethnographic databases. When multimedia came into being in the late
1980s, Lomax said it is what he had been waiting for, and began
building the Global Jukebox.
"Alan Lomax's Multimedia Dream"
Global Jukebox video demo
Brief Review of John Szwed's Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World, 2011
"Where Are the Anthropologists?"
"Place Runs Deep: Virtuality,
Place, and Indigenousness"
"Interactive Art: Maybe its
a Bad Idea"
"Interval Trip Report
"Jerome Wiesner email,"
Produced by Interval Research Corporation
for the Association of Cultural Equity
Hunter College, New York
with the assistance of
the Interactive Telecommunications Program
New York University
Gideon D'Arcangelo, Director
Rachel Strickland and Gilles Tassé, Editors
Michael Naimark, Producer