Past Rhizome Events
Friday, April 15th, 2011 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series

How is folk culture defined in the digital age? This is the question that renowned artists Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied set out to answer in their new book, Digital Folklore (2010), an anthology that examines an emergent kind of amateur, popular art: the kind made by computer users. The ...


Thursday, January 13th, 2011 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Organized and moderated by Matt Keegan, featuring Roe Etheridge, Tim Barber, Mary Manning and Laurel Ptak. This conversation with notable photographers and founders of websites, such as Tiny Vices, I Heart Photograph and Unchanging Windows, will explore how the web not only affects the discovery of new photography, but also ...


Saturday, December 11th, 2010 3 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Founded in 2009, Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. Kickstarter is a new form of patronage ...


Thursday, December 9th, 2010 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

An evening with W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) Free to Members, $8 General Public In conversation with April Britski, Executive Director of CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens) and curator Lauren Cornell, representatives from W.A.G.E. will discuss practical aspects ...


Thursday, November 18th, 2010 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Organized by Joanne McNeil Last year, the New York Times proclaimed, “The Word ‘Curate’ No Longer Belongs to the Museum Crowd.” This panel takes a look at “curation” online and how the word applies to social media and Internet use. New media companies sometimes hire “curators” to filter the web ...


Sunday, November 14th, 2010 3 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

For the first in a series of lectures organized by the online fashion magazine DIS, Elastic Youth: Interpreting the Scrunchie, David Riley offers an in-depth analysis of the controversial hair accessory. Drawing on patent documents, fashion, and pop culture, he traces its history from mass marketed phenomenon to object of ...


Saturday, November 6th, 2010 3 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Tying together hippies, punk rock, Franklin Roosevelt and the Free Software movement, artist Steve Lambert will discuss the various definitions of Free from human liberation, the law, freedom of movement, to economics. The program will begin with a short lecture, followed by a short walking tour through the galleries and ...