"Synapse was founded in 1970 by a group seeking to experiment with a medium of staggering, untapped potential. We began as a campus cable system and television studio; we soon became the nerve center for creative audio visual expression on campus. Our work , then, was similar to the process that occurs in the human brain - that is, where electrical impulses carrying information jump across a space that exists between the nerve endings. This space is the synapse."
-From a Synapse brochure.