Woody Vasulka Born Bohuslav Peter Vasulka in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1937. He and Steina, born Steinunn Briem Bjarnadottir, met in Prague in the early 1960's. They moved to New York City in 1965, where they founded The Kitchen, a media arts theater with Andres Mannik in 1971, while undertaking their own collaborative investigations on the nature of video and sound.

While faculty at the Center for Media Study at the state University of New York in Buffalo om 1974, Woody turned his attention to the analog Rutt/Etra Scan Processor and in 1976 to the Digital Image Articulator which introduced him to digital imaging. Since 1980, the Vasulkas have lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

They collaborated on an exhibition that unearthed and displayed working models of early electronic tools at Ars Electronica in Linz in 1992. In 1996, their showMachine Culture included a series of installations and videos, including Woody's "Theater of Hybrid Automata" (1990) "The Brotherhood (1994-96) and the videos The Commission" (1983) and "The Art of Memory" (1987)

--Drawn from Robert R. Riley and Maria Sturken, Steina and Woody Vasulka: Machine Media (Exhibition catalogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern ARt, Feb.2-March 31, 1996).