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Paik’s works are hypnotic in the “Turn on, tune in, zone out” sense of TV, but they’re also contemplative. Zen for TV by Nam June Paik asks us to consider the nothingness of a busted set — it has literally flatlined. The flickering light of analog TV feels different when viewed in person. So, even though some of Paik’s videos could have been YouTube viral hits in an alternate history, it’s better to view this artist’s vision of the future the old-fashioned way.