Call for Rhizome Site Editors

Posted by Marisa Olson | Fri Oct 27th 2006 10:04 a.m.

Dear all,

We've recently seen some turnover among our Site Editors (formerly known
as 'Superusers'), with some inactive members stepping down and some
becoming "Emeritus." At this time, I would like to add four new Site
Editors to our roster--and more in the future. I'm hoping that some of you
will be interested in getting involved.

It would be ideal to bring on people who are familiar with new media art
and have a background of involvement in the Rhizome community. One of our
goals with a collectively-edited reblog was to have a diversity of voices
representing our diverse field, something that only happens when people
are able to fully commit to this volunteer position, which entails
reblogging at least ten items per month. Community participation is
crucial to the Reblog's success, and I thank you for considering this
commitment. Below is the official 'job description.' Please email me,
off-list, if you are interested or have any questions.

Rhizome's Site Editors play an important role in determining the content
that appears on our website. Each Site Editor actively researches and
publishes texts on our front page Reblog, including select posts from the
Rhizome Raw discussion list, which Site Editors evaluate for merit,
quality, and historical significance. Each of these texts is permanently
archived and the discussions, announcements, reviews, essays, and other
posts published from Raw are assigned searchable "metadata" terms by Site
Editors, published to the Rhizome Rare discussion list, and posted on the
Reblog. Site Editors are then actively involved in historicizing and
initiating discourse about new media art.

Thanks,
Marisa

+ + +
Marisa Olson
Editor & Curator
Rhizome.org at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Pall Thayer | Sat Oct 28th 2006 9:28 a.m.
    Personally, I would like to see less reblogging and a renewed focus
    on original content. In other words, I would like to visit the
    Rhizome site to see the Rhizome site rather than to see what's going
    on on other sites. I would like to see Rhizome News, Spotlight,
    Member curated exhibits, etc. as primary elements and the Reblogged
    stuff as a side element.

    Pall

    On 27.10.2006, at 12:04, Marisa Olson wrote:

    >
    > Dear all,
    >
    > We've recently seen some turnover among our Site Editors (formerly
    > known
    > as 'Superusers'), with some inactive members stepping down and some
    > becoming "Emeritus." At this time, I would like to add four new Site
    > Editors to our roster--and more in the future. I'm hoping that some
    > of you
    > will be interested in getting involved.
    >
    > It would be ideal to bring on people who are familiar with new
    > media art
    > and have a background of involvement in the Rhizome community. One
    > of our
    > goals with a collectively-edited reblog was to have a diversity of
    > voices
    > representing our diverse field, something that only happens when
    > people
    > are able to fully commit to this volunteer position, which entails
    > reblogging at least ten items per month. Community participation is
    > crucial to the Reblog's success, and I thank you for considering this
    > commitment. Below is the official 'job description.' Please email me,
    > off-list, if you are interested or have any questions.
    >
    > Rhizome's Site Editors play an important role in determining the
    > content
    > that appears on our website. Each Site Editor actively researches and
    > publishes texts on our front page Reblog, including select posts
    > from the
    > Rhizome Raw discussion list, which Site Editors evaluate for merit,
    > quality, and historical significance. Each of these texts is
    > permanently
    > archived and the discussions, announcements, reviews, essays, and
    > other
    > posts published from Raw are assigned searchable "metadata" terms
    > by Site
    > Editors, published to the Rhizome Rare discussion list, and posted
    > on the
    > Reblog. Site Editors are then actively involved in historicizing and
    > initiating discourse about new media art.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Marisa
    >
    >
    > + + +
    > Marisa Olson
    > Editor & Curator
    > Rhizome.org at the
    > New Museum of Contemporary Art
    >
    >
    > +
    > -> 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
    >

    --
    Pall Thayer
    p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    http://www.this.is/pallit
  • Marisa Olson | Sat Oct 28th 2006 9:55 a.m.
    Hi, Pall, et al.

    All of these things do go straight into the reblog, as do Artbase
    additions and Raw posts selected by Site Editors. However, the reblog
    furthers our goal of informing people about what's happening in new
    media, and supporting those activities, by aggregating those notices
    that the Site Editors find interesting, presenting them in a one-stop
    site/feed, and this also giving the artists involved an additional
    opportunity for contemplation of their work--which we know is still
    all too rare, in this field.

    I get extremely thankful letters from people, everyday, about the
    difference it made to them to have been included in the reblog (let
    alone the original site from which we reblogged) and I think this is
    one way (albeit one of our many programs) to support the field. There
    is also quite a 'demand' for this information and this format of
    presentation, which is probably one of the reasons that, for instance,
    our Raw subscribers are such a small percentage of our overall readers
    and RSS subscribers.

    Still, I'd like to see more original content, as well. I've posted
    calls for writers and member-curated exhibits on several occasions.
    The door is always open on those. It's been interesting for me to
    note, though, the shift in the types (and amounts) of 'content' that
    people are producing and seeking to consume, and the ways in which
    they do so, since the olden days when I first signed up to Rhizome.
    Francis used to refer to this as a shift between Push vs Pull models
    of readership. We're committed to both.

    If we're going to support the field, we've got to keep up with it.
    This has always been my personal take. I know you're interested in the
    2.0, as well, Pall. :)

    Marisa

    On 10/28/06, Pall Thayer <p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
    > Personally, I would like to see less reblogging and a renewed focus
    > on original content. In other words, I would like to visit the
    > Rhizome site to see the Rhizome site rather than to see what's going
    > on on other sites. I would like to see Rhizome News, Spotlight,
    > Member curated exhibits, etc. as primary elements and the Reblogged
    > stuff as a side element.
    >
    > Pall
    >
    > On 27.10.2006, at 12:04, Marisa Olson wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Dear all,
    > >
    > > We've recently seen some turnover among our Site Editors (formerly
    > > known
    > > as 'Superusers'), with some inactive members stepping down and some
    > > becoming "Emeritus." At this time, I would like to add four new Site
    > > Editors to our roster--and more in the future. I'm hoping that some
    > > of you
    > > will be interested in getting involved.
    > >
    > > It would be ideal to bring on people who are familiar with new
    > > media art
    > > and have a background of involvement in the Rhizome community. One
    > > of our
    > > goals with a collectively-edited reblog was to have a diversity of
    > > voices
    > > representing our diverse field, something that only happens when
    > > people
    > > are able to fully commit to this volunteer position, which entails
    > > reblogging at least ten items per month. Community participation is
    > > crucial to the Reblog's success, and I thank you for considering this
    > > commitment. Below is the official 'job description.' Please email me,
    > > off-list, if you are interested or have any questions.
    > >
    > > Rhizome's Site Editors play an important role in determining the
    > > content
    > > that appears on our website. Each Site Editor actively researches and
    > > publishes texts on our front page Reblog, including select posts
    > > from the
    > > Rhizome Raw discussion list, which Site Editors evaluate for merit,
    > > quality, and historical significance. Each of these texts is
    > > permanently
    > > archived and the discussions, announcements, reviews, essays, and
    > > other
    > > posts published from Raw are assigned searchable "metadata" terms
    > > by Site
    > > Editors, published to the Rhizome Rare discussion list, and posted
    > > on the
    > > Reblog. Site Editors are then actively involved in historicizing and
    > > initiating discourse about new media art.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Marisa
    > >
    > >
    > > + + +
    > > Marisa Olson
    > > Editor & Curator
    > > Rhizome.org at the
    > > New Museum of Contemporary Art
    > >
    > >
    > > +
    > > -> 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
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Pall Thayer
    > p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    > http://www.this.is/pallit
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  • Pall Thayer | Sun Oct 29th 2006 8:13 p.m.
    Maybe we should make a digg-like system for Rhizome where members can
    digg articles they find around the web for Rhizome inclusion. That
    would be the 2.0 way to go :-) But I don't really mean that. I've
    been watching reddit.com for a while and it's spiraling downwards in
    a mess of abuse for personal gain and so forth.

    I don't really know what I want Rhizome to be. I'm just pretty sure
    that it doesn't seem to be exactly what I want it to be (whatever
    that may be).

    This response is pretty ambiguous. I'm just going to shut up now and
    think about this for a few months. Perhaps I'll re-emerge with a
    gleam of clarity in my eye.

    Pall

    On 28.10.2006, at 11:55, Marisa Olson wrote:

    > Hi, Pall, et al.
    >
    > All of these things do go straight into the reblog, as do Artbase
    > additions and Raw posts selected by Site Editors. However, the reblog
    > furthers our goal of informing people about what's happening in new
    > media, and supporting those activities, by aggregating those notices
    > that the Site Editors find interesting, presenting them in a one-stop
    > site/feed, and this also giving the artists involved an additional
    > opportunity for contemplation of their work--which we know is still
    > all too rare, in this field.
    >
    > I get extremely thankful letters from people, everyday, about the
    > difference it made to them to have been included in the reblog (let
    > alone the original site from which we reblogged) and I think this is
    > one way (albeit one of our many programs) to support the field. There
    > is also quite a 'demand' for this information and this format of
    > presentation, which is probably one of the reasons that, for instance,
    > our Raw subscribers are such a small percentage of our overall readers
    > and RSS subscribers.
    >
    > Still, I'd like to see more original content, as well. I've posted
    > calls for writers and member-curated exhibits on several occasions.
    > The door is always open on those. It's been interesting for me to
    > note, though, the shift in the types (and amounts) of 'content' that
    > people are producing and seeking to consume, and the ways in which
    > they do so, since the olden days when I first signed up to Rhizome.
    > Francis used to refer to this as a shift between Push vs Pull models
    > of readership. We're committed to both.
    >
    > If we're going to support the field, we've got to keep up with it.
    > This has always been my personal take. I know you're interested in the
    > 2.0, as well, Pall. :)
    >
    > Marisa
    >
    >
    >
    > On 10/28/06, Pall Thayer <p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
    >> Personally, I would like to see less reblogging and a renewed focus
    >> on original content. In other words, I would like to visit the
    >> Rhizome site to see the Rhizome site rather than to see what's going
    >> on on other sites. I would like to see Rhizome News, Spotlight,
    >> Member curated exhibits, etc. as primary elements and the Reblogged
    >> stuff as a side element.
    >>
    >> Pall
    >>
    >> On 27.10.2006, at 12:04, Marisa Olson wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Dear all,
    >> >
    >> > We've recently seen some turnover among our Site Editors (formerly
    >> > known
    >> > as 'Superusers'), with some inactive members stepping down and some
    >> > becoming "Emeritus." At this time, I would like to add four new
    >> Site
    >> > Editors to our roster--and more in the future. I'm hoping that some
    >> > of you
    >> > will be interested in getting involved.
    >> >
    >> > It would be ideal to bring on people who are familiar with new
    >> > media art
    >> > and have a background of involvement in the Rhizome community. One
    >> > of our
    >> > goals with a collectively-edited reblog was to have a diversity of
    >> > voices
    >> > representing our diverse field, something that only happens when
    >> > people
    >> > are able to fully commit to this volunteer position, which entails
    >> > reblogging at least ten items per month. Community participation is
    >> > crucial to the Reblog's success, and I thank you for
    >> considering this
    >> > commitment. Below is the official 'job description.' Please
    >> email me,
    >> > off-list, if you are interested or have any questions.
    >> >
    >> > Rhizome's Site Editors play an important role in determining the
    >> > content
    >> > that appears on our website. Each Site Editor actively
    >> researches and
    >> > publishes texts on our front page Reblog, including select posts
    >> > from the
    >> > Rhizome Raw discussion list, which Site Editors evaluate for merit,
    >> > quality, and historical significance. Each of these texts is
    >> > permanently
    >> > archived and the discussions, announcements, reviews, essays, and
    >> > other
    >> > posts published from Raw are assigned searchable "metadata" terms
    >> > by Site
    >> > Editors, published to the Rhizome Rare discussion list, and posted
    >> > on the
    >> > Reblog. Site Editors are then actively involved in historicizing
    >> and
    >> > initiating discourse about new media art.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Marisa
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > + + +
    >> > Marisa Olson
    >> > Editor & Curator
    >> > Rhizome.org at the
    >> > New Museum of Contemporary Art
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > +
    >> > -> 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
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Pall Thayer
    >> p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    >> http://www.this.is/pallit
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    > +
    > -> 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
    >

    --
    Pall Thayer
    p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
    http://www.this.is/pallit
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