“A Hole in Space” by Kit Galloway (1980)

In 1980, artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz created a “Hole in Space” by linking bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a satellite feed. It was the mother of all video chats — they showed that size and bandwidth matter in communicating presence and emotion.

Here’s a recent project (2015) by artists Maya Gurantz and Ellen Sebastian Chang inspired by the work of Galloway and Rabinowitz: A Hole in Space (2015).