memory?

Posted by atty | Tue Jan 14th 2003 1 a.m.

hey

this story on the front of rhizome at the moment "DEBT FREE WITH SITE
AND SASS"

seems like a kind of middle america, 'ain't the internet weird' kind of
a story but also misses something a bit more polished from within
'rhizome community' when one38 sold his 'hate' on ebay (but then as I
remember it he got cold feet)

but more to the point in some ways

I am about to stump up my $5 for rhizome (which I don't know how much
more the bank charge me to change to $. I think rhizome might have
considered paying this cost themselves considering I assume as a whole
the $ carrying membership is the better off portion of the membership,
at least when paying in dollars) despite the fact this is 15% of funds I
currently have to cover the next week

I would like to know it is money well spent

at the moment the rhizome search engine seems shot to pieces, can't even
find rhizome's own splash page collection. Try for instance where the
non-virtual show was once
http://rhizome.org/query.rhiz?words=splash+rhizome+New+Museum+of+Contemporary+Art
. Certain of the pieces made seem to be in art-base but not others, even
those inside seem to have broken internal links. Those of us who
contributed I guess would hope they haven't actually been lost (just
mislaid?)

that's what I mean by 'memory' and leadership of rhizome has to realise
if we pays our money on the basis this is 'net-art' community forum,
discussion and memory place of community (art-base et al), its beholding
not to loose things like this, even if only temporarily. Ain't no point
in having a memory/archive if it can't be accessed as I am sure any good
museo curator will remark

laters
atty
  • Mark Tribe | Wed Jan 15th 2003 1 a.m.
    At 12:35 AM 1/15/2003 +0000, atty wrote:
    >hey
    >
    >this story on the front of rhizome at the moment "DEBT FREE WITH SITE
    >AND SASS"
    >
    >seems like a kind of middle america, 'ain't the internet weird' kind of
    >a story but also misses something a bit more polished from within
    >'rhizome community' when one38 sold his 'hate' on ebay (but then as I
    >remember it he got cold feet)
    >
    >but more to the point in some ways
    >
    >I am about to stump up my $5 for rhizome (which I don't know how much
    >more the bank charge me to change to $.

    hi atty

    the bank won't charge you if you pay via paypal--just pay the equivalent in
    euros

    >I think rhizome might have
    >considered paying this cost themselves considering I assume as a whole
    >the $ carrying membership is the better off portion of the membership,
    >at least when paying in dollars) despite the fact this is 15% of funds I
    >currently have to cover the next week
    >
    >I would like to know it is money well spent

    the money is definitely well spent, but you can see for yourself at
    http://rhizome.org/financials

    >at the moment the rhizome search engine seems shot to pieces, can't even
    >find rhizome's own splash page collection. Try for instance where the
    >non-virtual show was once
    >http://rhizome.org/query.rhiz?words=splash+rhizome+New+Museum+of+Contemporary+Art
    >. Certain of the pieces made seem to be in art-base but not others, even
    >those inside seem to have broken internal links. Those of us who
    >contributed I guess would hope they haven't actually been lost (just
    >mislaid?)

    i totally agree that the seach engine doesn't work and that fixing it needs
    to be a top priority. we are still in survival mode--francis has been
    focusing most if his time recently on back-end stuff relating to the new
    membership policy. it's a lot more complicated that you might think.

    >that's what I mean by 'memory' and leadership of rhizome has to realise
    >if we pays our money on the basis this is 'net-art' community forum,
    >discussion and memory place of community (art-base et al), its beholding
    >not to loose things like this, even if only temporarily. Ain't no point
    >in having a memory/archive if it can't be accessed as I am sure any good
    >museo curator will remark

    fyi, the commissions are still available via the regular navigation bar:
    click on the art+text drop-down--it's at the bottom of the list

    >laters
    >atty
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    >Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
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