'Tis the season for giving back to one's community. Members of the net art community show support for one another by contributing to Rhizome.org's Community Campaign, which helps keep the non-profit Rhizome.org alive and kicking (butt). Donors range from Brown University's Visual Arts Department to individual artists such as G.H. Hovagimyan and Young-Hae Chang (as in Young-Hae Change Heavy Industries). And Rhizome.org recognizes all donors for their generosity: $10 = an email address @rhizome.org; $25 = a Yael Kanarek mousepad; $50 = a Rhizome.org T-shirt, and $250 = a Rhizome.org laptop backpack. At any level, you can feel great about continuing to build an international community of new media artists...and those who just love new media art.
...shopping: THE THING's Second Contemporary Art Benefit Auction is now online. Bid now; you can until December 16. Works by renowned contemporary artists, such as Christoph Draeger and Dike Blair, is up for grabs, along with pieces by net artists Miltos Manetas, Vuk Cosic, and many more. All proceeds directly benefit THE THING, a non-profit new media lab and contemporary art think tank celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month.