Signing off

Posted by Francis Hwang | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 1:08 p.m.

Hi everyone,

Today is officially my last day at Rhizome, so I wanted to send out a
quick note and officially bid farewell. Actually, this isn't so much
a farewell, since I'll still be around, just as another member. The
only difference, really, will be that you will all have to put up
with my miscellaneous ramblings, without the benefit of me actually
writing code for you. ("Oh, great", I can hear some of you thinking.)

Patrick May has been in the office since February, and the transition
has gone better than I could've hoped. He'll be in touch with y'all
soon, but let me just say that he's hit the ground running and
already has a batch of fresh new ideas to improve the user experience
at Rhizome.

Patrick, Lauren, and Marisa make a phenomenal team, and it's going to
be a kick to stand back and watch where they take Rhizome in the
future. I'm happy to be moving on, but I have to admit I will miss
working with and for the other folks on staff.

I will also miss working with the Rhizome community, many of whom
I've had the privilege of getting to know well over the last three-
and-a-half years. I've enjoyed having so many people to learn from as
the field has continued to grow. And although some of our discussion
about Rhizome policy has been, mm, how you say, contentious, I always
kept in mind that it is mostly driven by the desire to see Rhizome,
and the entire field of new media arts, succeed. Without its
opinionated users, Rhizome wouldn't be what it is today, so thanks to
all of you.

As for my plans in the near future: Still unfixed, and right this
minute I suppose I like it that way. I'm actually going to be
vacationing a bit next month, with old friends to visit in Barcelona,
a friend's wedding in Minneapolis, and then quality time with my
family in Washington State. After that, who's to say? I'll be sure to
keep y'all posted, in between posting here about hallucinogenics and
XML and everything in between.

Thanks, everyone. And keep in touch,

Francis Hwang
ex-Director of Technology
Rhizome.org
  • curt cloninger | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 3:30 p.m.
    Well done Francis. You rock the block.

    curt

    Francis Hwang wrote:

    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > Today is officially my last day at Rhizome, so I wanted to send out a
    >
    > quick note and officially bid farewell. Actually, this isn't so much
    > a farewell, since I'll still be around, just as another member. The
    > only difference, really, will be that you will all have to put up
    > with my miscellaneous ramblings, without the benefit of me actually
    > writing code for you. ("Oh, great", I can hear some of you thinking.)
    >
    > Patrick May has been in the office since February, and the transition
    >
    > has gone better than I could've hoped. He'll be in touch with y'all
    > soon, but let me just say that he's hit the ground running and
    > already has a batch of fresh new ideas to improve the user experience
    >
    > at Rhizome.
    >
    > Patrick, Lauren, and Marisa make a phenomenal team, and it's going to
    >
    > be a kick to stand back and watch where they take Rhizome in the
    > future. I'm happy to be moving on, but I have to admit I will miss
    > working with and for the other folks on staff.
    >
    > I will also miss working with the Rhizome community, many of whom
    > I've had the privilege of getting to know well over the last three-
    > and-a-half years. I've enjoyed having so many people to learn from as
    >
    > the field has continued to grow. And although some of our discussion
    > about Rhizome policy has been, mm, how you say, contentious, I always
    >
    > kept in mind that it is mostly driven by the desire to see Rhizome,
    > and the entire field of new media arts, succeed. Without its
    > opinionated users, Rhizome wouldn't be what it is today, so thanks to
    >
    > all of you.
    >
    > As for my plans in the near future: Still unfixed, and right this
    > minute I suppose I like it that way. I'm actually going to be
    > vacationing a bit next month, with old friends to visit in Barcelona,
    >
    > a friend's wedding in Minneapolis, and then quality time with my
    > family in Washington State. After that, who's to say? I'll be sure to
    >
    > keep y'all posted, in between posting here about hallucinogenics and
    > XML and everything in between.
    >
    > Thanks, everyone. And keep in touch,
    >
    > Francis Hwang
    > ex-Director of Technology
    > Rhizome.org
  • Jason Van Anden | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 4:07 p.m.
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  • Michael Szpakowski | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 4:42 p.m.
    Yes. Thank you - & all good things for the future!
    michael

    --- curt cloninger <curt@lab404.com> wrote:

    > Well done Francis. You rock the block.
    >
    > curt
    >
    >
    > Francis Hwang wrote:
    >
    > > Hi everyone,
    > >
    > > Today is officially my last day at Rhizome, so I
    > wanted to send out a
    > >
    > > quick note and officially bid farewell. Actually,
    > this isn't so much
    > > a farewell, since I'll still be around, just as
    > another member. The
    > > only difference, really, will be that you will all
    > have to put up
    > > with my miscellaneous ramblings, without the
    > benefit of me actually
    > > writing code for you. ("Oh, great", I can hear
    > some of you thinking.)
    > >
    > > Patrick May has been in the office since February,
    > and the transition
    > >
    > > has gone better than I could've hoped. He'll be in
    > touch with y'all
    > > soon, but let me just say that he's hit the ground
    > running and
    > > already has a batch of fresh new ideas to improve
    > the user experience
    > >
    > > at Rhizome.
    > >
    > > Patrick, Lauren, and Marisa make a phenomenal
    > team, and it's going to
    > >
    > > be a kick to stand back and watch where they take
    > Rhizome in the
    > > future. I'm happy to be moving on, but I have to
    > admit I will miss
    > > working with and for the other folks on staff.
    > >
    > > I will also miss working with the Rhizome
    > community, many of whom
    > > I've had the privilege of getting to know well
    > over the last three-
    > > and-a-half years. I've enjoyed having so many
    > people to learn from as
    > >
    > > the field has continued to grow. And although some
    > of our discussion
    > > about Rhizome policy has been, mm, how you say,
    > contentious, I always
    > >
    > > kept in mind that it is mostly driven by the
    > desire to see Rhizome,
    > > and the entire field of new media arts, succeed.
    > Without its
    > > opinionated users, Rhizome wouldn't be what it is
    > today, so thanks to
    > >
    > > all of you.
    > >
    > > As for my plans in the near future: Still unfixed,
    > and right this
    > > minute I suppose I like it that way. I'm actually
    > going to be
    > > vacationing a bit next month, with old friends to
    > visit in Barcelona,
    > >
    > > a friend's wedding in Minneapolis, and then
    > quality time with my
    > > family in Washington State. After that, who's to
    > say? I'll be sure to
    > >
    > > keep y'all posted, in between posting here about
    > hallucinogenics and
    > > XML and everything in between.
    > >
    > > Thanks, everyone. And keep in touch,
    > >
    > > Francis Hwang
    > > ex-Director of Technology
    > > Rhizome.org
    > +
    > -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > +
    > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set
    > out in the
    > Membership Agreement available online at
    > http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >
  • Corey Eiseman | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 4:49 p.m.
    Indeed. And enjoy the hell out of that vacation, man.

    Jason Van Anden wrote:
    > ditto
    >
    > jason
    >
    > On 3/3/06, *curt cloninger* <curt@lab404.com <mailto:curt@lab404.com>>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Well done Francis. You rock the block.
    >
    > curt
    >
    >
    > Francis Hwang wrote:
    >
    > > Hi everyone,
    > >
    > > Today is officially my last day at Rhizome, so I wanted to send
    > out a
    > >
    > > quick note and officially bid farewell. Actually, this isn't so
    > much
    > > a farewell, since I'll still be around, just as another member. The
    > > only difference, really, will be that you will all have to put up
    > > with my miscellaneous ramblings, without the benefit of me actually
    > > writing code for you. ("Oh, great", I can hear some of you
    > thinking.)
    > >
    > > Patrick May has been in the office since February, and the
    > transition
    > >
    > > has gone better than I could've hoped. He'll be in touch with y'all
    > > soon, but let me just say that he's hit the ground running and
    > > already has a batch of fresh new ideas to improve the user
    > experience
    > >
    > > at Rhizome.
    > >
    > > Patrick, Lauren, and Marisa make a phenomenal team, and it's
    > going to
    > >
    > > be a kick to stand back and watch where they take Rhizome in the
    > > future. I'm happy to be moving on, but I have to admit I will miss
    > > working with and for the other folks on staff.
    > >
    > > I will also miss working with the Rhizome community, many of whom
    > > I've had the privilege of getting to know well over the last three-
    > > and-a-half years. I've enjoyed having so many people to learn
    > from as
    > >
    > > the field has continued to grow. And although some of our discussion
    > > about Rhizome policy has been, mm, how you say, contentious, I
    > always
    > >
    > > kept in mind that it is mostly driven by the desire to see Rhizome,
    > > and the entire field of new media arts, succeed. Without its
    > > opinionated users, Rhizome wouldn't be what it is today, so
    > thanks to
    > >
    > > all of you.
    > >
    > > As for my plans in the near future: Still unfixed, and right this
    > > minute I suppose I like it that way. I'm actually going to be
    > > vacationing a bit next month, with old friends to visit in
    > Barcelona,
    > >
    > > a friend's wedding in Minneapolis, and then quality time with my
    > > family in Washington State. After that, who's to say? I'll be
    > sure to
    > >
    > > keep y'all posted, in between posting here about hallucinogenics and
    > > XML and everything in between.
    > >
    > > Thanks, everyone. And keep in touch,
    > >
    > > Francis Hwang
    > > ex-Director of Technology
    > > Rhizome.org <http://Rhizome.org>
    > +
    > -> post: list@rhizome.org <mailto:list@rhizome.org>
    > -> questions: info@rhizome.org <mailto:info@rhizome.org>
    > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support <http://rhizome.org/support>
    > +
    > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > Membership Agreement available online at
    > http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Jason Van Anden
    > http://www.smileproject.com
  • Sal Randolph | Fri Mar 3rd 2006 5:08 p.m.
    yah! great job! & have a great time on your trip. much deserved.
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