Fig. 1: Orchid series from Translumenized video by Douglas Siefken
Fig. 2: Munich series from Geo Art by Douglas Siefken
 Walter Benjamin published his The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in 1935.
 The exhibition was titled The Medici, Michelangelo, and the art of Late Renaissance Florence, and organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino, and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence, Italy, with the close collaboration of the The Art Institute of Chicago and the Firenze Mostre, Florence. It first came to Chicago in November 2002, traveling to Detroit in February 2003.
 These quotes are from a paper by Jim Bizzochi, “The Aesthetics of the Ambient Video Experience,” presented at the Digital Arts and Culture Conference in Perth, Australia, September 2007. Bizzocchi offers a detailed examination of ambient video’s roots in cinema and early video art.
 W. Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.
 See Bizzocchi’s paper, section on Creativity and Ambience.