Ethan Ham
Since 2005
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Ethan Ham is a visual artist living in New York City. Ethan's former career as a game developer can be seen in the art he makes. The artworks often playful and demonstrate his continuing interest in the interaction between an artwork and its beholder. His work often explores themes of translation and mutation and take the form of literary/art hybrids, sculpture, and internet-based art. His art has been commissioned by and and has been exhibited at the PS122 Gallery (New York, NY), The National Portrait Gallery (Canberra, Australia), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia), and on the websites of The Museum of Graphic Arts (Machida City, Japan) and The Museum of Contemporary Art (Badajoz, Spain).
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Re: Re: Naked Code

Is there a bug in message board? Jason's posting text is readable when I (or rather, my project emailerosion) receives it, but is gobbly-gook here on the rhizome website.

My two-bits worth:

I don't have a particular problem with a grant requiring any resulting code to be open-source. It's their money, and if I don't want to open-source the code on the project I don't have to apply.

However, I also agree with Jason sentiment that it shouldn't be a general expectation that artists who program should be automatically expected to publish their code. That seems to be confusing (as Jason suggests) the process with the result (i.e., the art).

I don't think this is ungenerous. Frankly, if anyone wants to know how I programmed a particular project, I'm happy to give pointers, sample code, etc. But would feel more hesitant about turning over my entire source code... I certainly respect artists who feel differently, I guess it's just a matter of where one's boundaries lie.


Email Erosion (beta)

Email Erosion, one of the 2005-06 Rhizome Commissions, is being beta-tested this month.

You can visit the project site at or email the Eroder at

There has been a report that the website has issues running on Safari, but I haven't yet been able to replicate the problem. Please feel free to email me at with any bug reports, comments, or questions.



Re: call for video works


I have some friends who are interested in submitting a work, but would like more info on the theme, etc. Is there a site or an email they can contact?


Annmarie Lanesey wrote:

> Seeking video art submissions for upcoming traveling exhibition of
> video works, based on the theme "strip tease / everyday objects". The
> everyday objects that surround us play supporting roles in our lives.
> If these objects played the leading role, what would they do?
> Preference given to non-traditional, experimental work. No Commercial
> works are accepted. The running time may not exceed 10 minutes.
> Artists should include an artist statement, CV, brief description of
> the work. Submissions will not be returned.
> Send submissions on VHS or DVD to
> Arts Department
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590
> Attn Annmarie Lanesey / Olivia Robinson
> Deadline Postmark April 31st.


Re: rentagerman


Your site seems to be borrowing VERY heavily from damali ayo's

Could you discuss her influence on your site?