that while Al Gore popularized the term “Information Superhighway”, it was coined by South Korean-born American video artist, Nam June Paik, in 1974.
“I used the term (information superhighway) in a study I wrote for the Rockefeller Foundation in 1974. I thought: if you create a highway, then people are going to invent cars. That’s dialectics. If you create electronic highways, something has to happen.” (quote from telephone interview with journalist Tilman Baumgärtel).
And, even better, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S. is just right around the corner at the American Art Museum.