Emergency Broadcast Network (or EBN) is the name of a visionary multimedia performance group that took its name from the 'Emergency Broadcast System'. The founders were Rhode Island School of Design graduates Joshua Pearson, Gardner Post and Brian Kane (author of the Vujak VJ software). The EBN Live Team also included DJ Ron O'Donnell and video artist/technologist Greg Deocampo. EBN, while formed back in 1992, proved to be ahead of their time with their innovative approach in creating what has now become know in the music industry as video scratching Their modus operandi was to take cable television broadcasts and remix them with a funky beat, often having the lyrics 'sung' not by a singer but by half-second sound clips from TV spliced together. Among their videos are Electronic Behavior Control System (click link for video), from their 1995 album Telecommunication Breakdown (produced by Jack dangers, which mocks the way television controls our lives. For example, the lyric electronic behavior control system would be created with a clip of Ross Perot saying electronic, followed by a clip of George H. W. Bush saying behavior, then Ted Koppel saying control, and finally a clip of someone else saying system. Another was a cover of We Will Rock You (click link for video) by Queen, except that it was a remix of clips of George H. W. Bush making announcements about the Gulf War who was singing We Will Rock You instead of the immortal Freddie Mercury and company. Bono of U2...

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