My friend Paul Spinrad just published a new book called "The VJ Book: Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance." (Paul is also the author of the classic RE/Search Guide To Bodily Fluids and an editor at MAKE:) Even if you're not into making video art, the book has great history and interviews with the likes of filmmaker Craig Baldwin, Laserium creator Ivan Dryer, and curator Kathleen Forde. It's also packaged with a software and videoclip DVD so you can trip out in your own home. As I said in my blurb on the book jacket: "The revolution may not be televised, but it's certainly being projected."
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.