Richard Rinehart
Since the beginning
r.rinehart@bucknell.edu
Works in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania United States of America

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BIO
Richard Rinehart is the Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University. Previous to holding his position at Bucknell, Richard was the Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Richard has taught digital art studio and theory at UC Berkeley in the Center for New Media and Art Practice departments. He has also been visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and JFK University. Richard sits on the Executive Committee of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media and has served on the Board of Directors for New Langton Arts in San Francisco. Richard manages research projects in the area of digital culture, including the NEA-funded project, 'Archiving the Avant Garde', a national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of digital art in order to document and preserve it. Richard is a new media artist whose art works, papers, projects, and more can be found at http://www.coyoteyip.com
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DISCUSSION

Rhizome Today: Digital Preservation Book Report


Michael, you provide a choice insight into these two approaches. To underscore the depth of agreement on this point, I wrote in chapter 4 of Re-Collection, "Artists using a computer to create a work of art arrange a series of 0s and 1s in the computer’s dynamic memory, and when they hit Save those bits are written to a magnetic disk. Only seconds into the process and already they are making copies. To ask for the “authentic” bits or even the “authentic” computer makes no sense." In my mind, digital forensic approaches and the more social memory approach that we took with this book are not in opposition, but are just two different parts of the elephant being described.

Your focus on language is apt too vis-a-vis variability; when interviewed by the Library of Congress about our book, the interviewer thought that our railing on fixity was confusing (aren't checksums a good thing for preservation?) until we clarified that we were writing about institutional notions of fixity and not the computer science term fixity.

I might also echo your observation about institutions and draw out the implications of Dragan's concluding quote with another (also from Re-Collection, but that's allowed in a review, right?) "...museums must become expert at something new; they must bring the same rigor to documenting and preserving actions and performances that they now bring to preserving materials and artifacts.

JOB

Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Design & Print Media


Deadline:
Fri Feb 28, 2014 09:55

Location:
Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Entry-level Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Design and Print Media. One-year with possibility of renewal for a second year. The applicant should be able to teach courses in drawing, web/digital Design, and print media at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to studio majors and non-majors in a liberal arts environment. We seek a teacher-artist with an ability to encourage analytical thinking and creativity in students. The ideal candidate will recognize design as a fine art practice and be familiar with emerging technologies as well as traditional media. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and creative work will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence.

Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, PA, is a highly ranked, privately endowed, national university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3400 undergraduates in professional and liberal arts programs. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a combination of outdoor recreational opportunities, an affordable cost of living and excellent schools. Bucknell is located within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.


EVENT

Afrotechtopia


Dates:
Tue Jan 21, 2014 00:00 - Sun Mar 23, 2014

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that uses the visual language and narrative strategies of sci-fi and fantasy as lenses for gaining fresh insights into black experiences. Afrofuturist creations may be political, fictional, or abstract and take many forms, from books and comics to blogs, music, performance, graphics, and visual art. Afrofuturism is also a forum in which these insights and creations are brought to bear on our collective envisioning of the future.

Afrotechtopia starts with Afrofuturism and probes into the adjoining dimensions of Afrosurrealism and the Ethno-gothic. Afrotechtopia includes artists who use the languages of technology and mythology to rewind the past and set the future spinning.


JOB

Public Programs & Outreach Manager


Deadline:
Fri Jul 19, 2013 17:00

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Job Summary

The Public Programs & Outreach Manager reports to the Director and is part of the gallery team that includes the Registrar, Preparator and Operations Coordinator, Gallery Fellow, and student docents and guards. The Public Programs & Outreach Manager's responsibilities include; Working with Director to plan public programs that enhance exhibitions through museum education, interpretation, and social engagement: Producing artist talks, scholarly lectures, panels, gallery tours, discussion groups, workshops, and social events: Engaging campus faculty and schoolteachers in academic outreach. The Public Programs & Outreach Manager also works with Director to develop annual outreach and marketing plan that reaches priority targeted audiences, increases gallery visibility generally, and leverages resources for maximum benefit: Writes outreach and marketing material: Maintains timely and dynamic public information resources: campus events calendar, gallery blog and social media, posters, etc.

Department Overview

The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Galleries present original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Gallery maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 3,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 15 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.


JOB

Gallery Preparator and Operations Coordinator


Deadline:
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Department Overview

The Samek Art Gallery is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Galleries present original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary and new media art. The Gallery maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 3,000 of storage and workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 15 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually. The Gallery team is comprised of the Director, Public Programs & Outreach Manager, Registrar, Preparator & Operations Coordinator, Gallery Fellow, and student employees and volunteers. For more information, see http://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu.

Job Description

The Gallery has an opening for a Preparator & Operations Coordinator. This is a casual , non-benefits eligible 20 hours per week position. The Preparator & Operations Coordinator's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising student gallery guards, assisting the Registrar with exhibition installation and de-installation and art handling, managing the Gallery's security and facilities, and assisting with clerical and budget operations. For details and to apply, see the link below.

SUPERVISE STUDENT EMPLOYEES
• Hire, train, and supervise student gallery attendants / docents.
• Manage student work-schedules, coordinating between student needs, campus recesses, galleries' open hours, exhibition installation and de-installation, and special events.
• Attend/Guard Gallery if student becomes unavailable for scheduled hours.
• Collect timesheets, ensure accuracy, and submit for payroll.
• Work with Registrar to train student employees in art-handling and exhibition installation and to schedule students as needed for installation, de-installation, and moving art on campus, etc.
• Work with Public Programs & Outreach Manager to train gallery attendants as docents and to schedule student employees for event and outreach duties.

ASSIST WITH EXHIBITION INSTALLATION & DE-INSTALLATION
• Work with Registrar (project manager for exhibition installations) to install and de-install exhibitions.
• Duties will include but are not limited to: receiving, unpacking and, packing artworks; hanging and placement of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals; spackling and painting; handling artworks on loan and permanent collections; lighting exhibitions; matting and framing artworks; and pick-up and delivery of artwork.

ASSIST WITH ART HANDLING
• Work with Registrar to transport art between collections storage facilities and galleries, to hang or retrieve from campus, and to off-site locations for framing, photography, etc.

SECURITY AND FACILITIES
• Open and Close gallery facilities for public hours daily.
• Schedule student employees and/or campus Public Safety to assist with opening or closing as needed.
• Manage cleanliness and condition of gallery-managed facilities. Initiate facility repairs and/or capital upgrades when necessary.
• Plan, maintain, and initiate upgrades to gallery and collection security systems and procedures.
• Serve as department key contact and building emergency contact.
• Maintain Facilities Emergency Plan that includes alternate opening/closing procedure in the event of unexpected absences. Plan should also include procedures for emergency evacuation of facilities, securing of artworks, phone-tree and notifications, resumption of business, etc.

CLERICAL AND BUDGET
• Submit student employee payroll bi-weekly.
• Reconcile department charge cards monthly.
• Order facilities supplies.
• Research, prepare, and submit capital project requests to the Director annually.
• Deposit cash donations with campus Finance as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Professional experience in functional areas detailed in the job description (preferably in an art gallery or museum)
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
• Valid PA drivers license (or ability to get one within 30 days)
• Ability to drive 15' box truck
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as scheduled
• Skilled with manual and power tools.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's degree in Art, Museum Studies, or related field

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• sit for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
• lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday);
• lift up to 50 pounds to waist height and up to 25 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
• frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34-66% of the workday);
• occasionally bend, squat, reach overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high, lift overhead, weld, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
• work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
• very good visual acuity

To apply, follow the link below.