In talking about the Synapse Visiting Artists Program at Syracuse University, I’m aware there is not a lot on the web about it* – so I’ll try to fill in some here. I was involved with the program from 1974-76, on staff for 75/6. If WNET’s TV Lab was Hertz, I suppose we were Avis. Both organizations were funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. NYSCA was kind of the Mother of Video Art in the 70’s. I hope my colleagues and mentors from Synapse post a list of the artists that participated, because it was prolific. Here is a portion of a brochure, though after my time there gives the gist of what it was about. It mentions CMX editing, whereas in my time there it was strictly the more primitive Editec.
*Notable exceptions c/o experimentaltvcenter.org and http://www.vasulka.org