Though the Intermedia Program’s purpose and motivation is interdisciplinary in nature, it is clear that strict intermedia activity can neither be imposed nor administrated. This will only result in false, forced art. The Intermedia Program’s experience is that the nature of the arts and technologies today create their own types of interdisciplinary structures, both material and aesthetic, and that the artists involved will, and do, respond to this condition. It is by design then, that no overall intermedia “style” or philosophy is created. By insisting upon an artist orientation, rather than an art-oriented program, the individual artist’s special creative insights are continually stressed and challenged.
/ Ted Perry
Iowa City, 1968