Superb upgrade! Congratulations to everyone at Rhizome :)
On 10/25/07, Lauren Cornell <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Rhizome is pleased to announce the re-launch of our website. Take a look
> and let us know what you think:
> Our goals for the re-design were to expand and enrich our community
> features and to make the overall site more clear and easy to use.
> Below are a few very exciting (well, we think so) new developments.
> 1) We upgraded our main community platform =96 our email list raw -- by
> separating it into three distinct channels: discussion, opportunities and=
> arts calendar. These three channels are web-based, i.e. you must post to
> them online, but they can all be subscribed to via email and RSS.
> The exchange of art and ideas around a new medium has always been at the
> core of Rhizome. We hope that our new discussion forum will spark more
> critical conversations, and that our community will find the new calendar
> and opportunities channels to be useful connecting points to the field.
> NOTE for subscribers to raw: You are now subscribed to both discussion an=
> announcements (calendar and opportunities). If you'd like to switch up yo=
> subscriptions, sign into Rhizome and go to subscriptions in your account.
> You will still be able to post to Rhizome via email January 15, 2008. We
> wanted to give people time to adjust to the new system.
> 2) We improved our individual profile pages so people could better
> represent their art, influences and writing on Rhizome. Below is a sample
> page from one of our staff members:
> As you can see above, we enhanced the portfolio section, and added areas
> for members to upload their own audio, video as well as link to their own
> While we were making improvements to these individual pages, we decided i=
> would be best to make our Member Directory a general feature, i.e. open t=
> everyone. It has been re-titled Profiles and now encompasses our members,
> and also the artists in the ArtBase, and others who've signed up.
> INSTRUCTIONS: If you'd like to fill out your profile, sign in and adjust
> the sections under Profile in your account.
> 3) In general, we oriented the site around our two core organizational
> values: art and community. The site is now more 'visually' art-centered; =
> our emphasis on art on the front page and look forward to more illustrati=
> views of our online archive, the Artbase.
> It is thanks to member support that Rhizome has reached this point and
> also been able to lay down a strong foundation for new features to come. =
> is also thanks to our director of technology Patrick May who produced the
> site and laid a strong foundation for future development. We'd also like =
> thank the design firm Gelo Factory for their collaboration.
> So, please give us feedback! Tell us what you like, don't like or want
> more of. And, please be patient with us as we work out bugs and, when you
> stumble across any, let us know: email@example.com
> Thank you so much for your continued support and participation. We hope
> you like the new and improved rhizome.org
> Lauren Cornell
> Executive Director