Rhizome Writers Initiative

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In line with our goal to expand our in-depth editorial coverage, Rhizome is pleased to announce the Writers Initiative, through which we will upgrade our weekly newsletter the Rhizome Digest. The upgraded version of the Digest will feature an enhanced design and be published twice a month (instead of weekly) beginning March 26th, 2008. Each issue will include a long-form article on a significant topic, practice or event in new media art, which will be archived on the Writers Initiative page.The field of contemporary art engaged with technology warrants interpretation, criticism and promotion. The articles published through the Writers Initiative will give emerging and established writers, as well as artists, critics and curators the opportunity to explore in-depth a diverse range of topics and advance a broad understanding of this field, and how it mingles with other art disciplines and larger social and technological developments.We would like to encourage our community to submit topics of interest. We welcome pitches on any subject related to our mission of emerging artistic practices engaged with technology. Proposed topics should demonstrate significance to the larger field and our audience.Please send proposals to editor at rhizome dot org - submissions rolling.

The Rhizome Writers Initiative is made possible through a partnership with Pernod. A brand with a 203-year history rooted in arts culture, Pernod is proud to support writers in this dynamic and emerging field.

The Rhizome editorial program is supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.