Artbase 101 - Linked vs. Cloned?

Posted by Scott Paterson | Thu Jun 16th 2005 3:47 p.m.

The Rhizome ArtBase is a respected online archive of new media art containing some 1,500 works."

Hi all,
This bit from the 'press release' got me wondering if someone on the list could do a query and find out how many works are linked vs. cloned? My hunch is that very few are cloned and most are just links.

Rhizome's 'respected' self-trumpeting aside, how has the artbase become an archive containing works and not a big list of links?

Kevin McGarry wrote:

> We were planning on waiting until we had the online component of the
> show
> ready to announce it to the list - As Francis has been away a
> significant
> part of
> June, that won't be until next week when the show opens at the New
> Museum.
> We are also writing up a different release for the online show,
> because the
> one for the New Museum had to conform to space restrictions.. So, more
> to
> come soon.
>
> Kevin
>
> > maybe i missed it, but why so little pr about this upcoming show??
> > http://www.newmuseum.org/now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm
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  • x-arn | Mon Jun 20th 2005 4:47 p.m.
    Hi somebody & the list

    Ranger and Squirrel wrote:

    >"The Rhizome ArtBase is a respected online archive of new media art containing some 1,500 works."
    >
    >Hi all,
    >This bit from the 'press release' got me wondering if someone on the list could do a query and find out how many works are linked vs. cloned?
    >
    I guess no member can 'do a query' in .rhiz artbase. //only appointed
    are allowed//

    may be in 2010 there will be some web.services or XML/RPC

    free for members in intestine

    http://www.rhizome.org/support/?referral=/print.rhiz?2175

    >My hunch is that very few are cloned and most are just links.
    >
    >Rhizome's 'respected' self-trumpeting aside, how has the artbase become an archive containing works and not a big list of links?
    >
    >
    >
    >Kevin McGarry wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>We were planning on waiting until we had the online component of the
    >>show
    >>ready to announce it to the list - As Francis has been away a
    >>significant
    >>part of
    >>June, that won't be until next week when the show opens at the New
    >>Museum.
    >>We are also writing up a different release for the online show,
    >>because the
    >>one for the New Museum had to conform to space restrictions.. So, more
    >>to
    >>come soon.
    >>
    >>Kevin
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>maybe i missed it, but why so little pr about this upcoming show??
    >>>http://www.newmuseum.org/now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm
    >>>+
    >>>-> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>>-> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>>-> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>
    >>
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    >>>-> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    >>>+
    >>>Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>>Membership Agreement available online at
    >>>
    >>>
    >>http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>
    >>
    >+
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    >
    >
  • Kevin McGarry | Mon Jun 20th 2005 5:17 p.m.
    Back to Ranger and Squirrel's initial question about linked vs. cloned
    objects in the ArtBase, I can't produce exact figures right now, but there
    are definitely more linked objects in the ArtBase than there are cloned
    objects. The choice of whether to link or clone a project is left to each
    each artist. Maybe linking is more prevalent because the process is
    simpler than cloning (which involves uploading the project to Rhizome's
    server with Rhizome staff), or in many cases it's likely an ideological
    decision. Regardless, linked objects do consist of more than simply URLs.
    Each linked object includes a date, extensive metadata, an artist's
    statement and biography -- all valuable identifying and interpretive
    materials. Any linked object in the ArtBase probably will go offline one
    day. In my opinion, when a project does eventually go offline, the
    textual information left behind, though no substitute for the actual
    project, will be more valuable to anyone conducting research than a
    defunct URL or a Google search from square one.

    > Hi somebody & the list
    >
    > Ranger and Squirrel wrote:
    >
    >>"The Rhizome ArtBase is a respected online archive of new media art
    >> containing some 1,500 works."
    >>
    >>Hi all,
    >>This bit from the 'press release' got me wondering if someone on the list
    >> could do a query and find out how many works are linked vs. cloned?
    >>
    > I guess no member can 'do a query' in .rhiz artbase. //only appointed
    > are allowed//
    >
    > may be in 2010 there will be some web.services or XML/RPC
    >
    > free for members in intestine
    >
    > http://www.rhizome.org/support/?referral=/print.rhiz?2175
    >
    >>My hunch is that very few are cloned and most are just links.
    >>
    >>Rhizome's 'respected' self-trumpeting aside, how has the artbase become
    >> an archive containing works and not a big list of links?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Kevin McGarry wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>We were planning on waiting until we had the online component of the
    >>>show
    >>>ready to announce it to the list - As Francis has been away a
    >>>significant
    >>>part of
    >>>June, that won't be until next week when the show opens at the New
    >>>Museum.
    >>>We are also writing up a different release for the online show,
    >>>because the
    >>>one for the New Museum had to conform to space restrictions.. So, more
    >>>to
    >>>come soon.
    >>>
    >>>Kevin
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>maybe i missed it, but why so little pr about this upcoming show??
    >>>>http://www.newmuseum.org/now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm
    >>>>+
    >>>>-> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>>>-> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>>>-> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>-> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    >>>>-> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    >>>>+
    >>>>Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>>>Membership Agreement available online at
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>>
    >>>
    >>+
    >>-> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>-> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>-> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>-> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    >>-> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    >>+
    >>Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > +
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  • Lauren Cornell | Tue Jun 21st 2005 9:05 a.m.
    Hi all - I just wanted to tack something on to Kevin's last comment. And
    that is that I think the ArtBase, however important, should also be
    considered a work-in-progress. Over my last two months here getting up to
    speed, I've had some good conversations with artists and Members about their
    problems or questions with it, and these have been really illuminating for
    me in understanding historically how it has been perceived, and also
    provided guidance for us (as a staff) to figure out things we need to work
    on. I hope people will continue to share feedback on the list or off..
    Thanks, Lauren

    On 6/20/05 7:17 PM, "kevin@rhizome.org" <kevin@rhizome.org> wrote:

    > Back to Ranger and Squirrel's initial question about linked vs. cloned
    > objects in the ArtBase, I can't produce exact figures right now, but there
    > are definitely more linked objects in the ArtBase than there are cloned
    > objects. The choice of whether to link or clone a project is left to each
    > each artist. Maybe linking is more prevalent because the process is
    > simpler than cloning (which involves uploading the project to Rhizome's
    > server with Rhizome staff), or in many cases it's likely an ideological
    > decision. Regardless, linked objects do consist of more than simply URLs.
    > Each linked object includes a date, extensive metadata, an artist's
    > statement and biography -- all valuable identifying and interpretive
    > materials. Any linked object in the ArtBase probably will go offline one
    > day. In my opinion, when a project does eventually go offline, the
    > textual information left behind, though no substitute for the actual
    > project, will be more valuable to anyone conducting research than a
    > defunct URL or a Google search from square one.
    >
    >
    >> Hi somebody & the list
    >>
    >> Ranger and Squirrel wrote:
    >>
    >>> "The Rhizome ArtBase is a respected online archive of new media art
    >>> containing some 1,500 works."
    >>>
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> This bit from the 'press release' got me wondering if someone on the list
    >>> could do a query and find out how many works are linked vs. cloned?
    >>>
    >> I guess no member can 'do a query' in .rhiz artbase. //only appointed
    >> are allowed//
    >>
    >> may be in 2010 there will be some web.services or XML/RPC
    >>
    >> free for members in intestine
    >>
    >> http://www.rhizome.org/support/?referral=/print.rhiz?2175
    >>
    >>> My hunch is that very few are cloned and most are just links.
    >>>
    >>> Rhizome's 'respected' self-trumpeting aside, how has the artbase become
    >>> an archive containing works and not a big list of links?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Kevin McGarry wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> We were planning on waiting until we had the online component of the
    >>>> show
    >>>> ready to announce it to the list - As Francis has been away a
    >>>> significant
    >>>> part of
    >>>> June, that won't be until next week when the show opens at the New
    >>>> Museum.
    >>>> We are also writing up a different release for the online show,
    >>>> because the
    >>>> one for the New Museum had to conform to space restrictions.. So, more
    >>>> to
    >>>> come soon.
    >>>>
    >>>> Kevin
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> maybe i missed it, but why so little pr about this upcoming show??
    >>>>> http://www.newmuseum.org/now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm
    >>>>> +
    >>>>> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>>>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>>>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    >>>>> -> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    >>>>> +
    >>>>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>>>> Membership Agreement available online at
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> +
    >>> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
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    >>> +
    >>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> +
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  • Francis Hwang | Mon Jun 27th 2005 9:20 a.m.
    As of this writing, there are 1601 live artworks in the ArtBase. 366 of
    them are clones, and 1235 are links.

    As regards web services, they're obviously something we're keeping our
    eye on, but don't see as a high priority. On my list of things to do
    this week, they're probably somewhere in the low 600s.

    Francis Hwang
    Director of Technology
    Rhizome.org
    phone: 212-219-1288x202
    AIM: francisrhizome
    + + +
    On Jun 20, 2005, at 6:47 PM, ARN wrote:

    > Hi somebody & the list
    >
    > Ranger and Squirrel wrote:
    >
    >> "The Rhizome ArtBase is a respected online archive of new media art
    >> containing some 1,500 works."
    >>
    >> Hi all,
    >> This bit from the 'press release' got me wondering if someone on the
    >> list could do a query and find out how many works are linked vs.
    >> cloned?
    > I guess no member can 'do a query' in .rhiz artbase. //only appointed
    > are allowed//
    >
    > may be in 2010 there will be some web.services or XML/RPC
    >
    > free for members in intestine
    >
    > http://www.rhizome.org/support/?referral=/print.rhiz?2175
    >
    >> My hunch is that very few are cloned and most are just links.
    >> Rhizome's 'respected' self-trumpeting aside, how has the artbase
    >> become an archive containing works and not a big list of links?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Kevin McGarry wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> We were planning on waiting until we had the online component of the
    >>> show
    >>> ready to announce it to the list - As Francis has been away a
    >>> significant
    >>> part of
    >>> June, that won't be until next week when the show opens at the New
    >>> Museum.
    >>> We are also writing up a different release for the online show,
    >>> because the
    >>> one for the New Museum had to conform to space restrictions.. So,
    >>> more
    >>> to
    >>> come soon.
    >>>
    >>> Kevin
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> maybe i missed it, but why so little pr about this upcoming show??
    >>>> http://www.newmuseum.org/now_cur_RhizomeArtBase101.htm
    >>>> +
    >>>> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    >>>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >>>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    >>>>
    >>> http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    >>>
    >>>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    >>>> -> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    >>>> +
    >>>> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >>>> Membership Agreement available online at
    >>>>
    >>> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>>
    >> +
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    >> +
    >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >> Membership Agreement available online at
    >> http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >>
    >>
    >
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