Joseph Gray
Since 2006
Works in Seattle, Washington United States of America

Joseph Gray is a Seattle based artist and designer. He has taught workshops at 911 Media Arts Center and Metrix Create Space on Processing and Arduino. Joseph earned a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1999, focusing in video and sculpture. Since then he has worked with digital art and design practices for both artistic projects and commercial design applications. He began learning programming working in the graphic design industry, which quickly led to creating custom software and hardware tools for art installations and visual performances. His sculptural and performance work has been exhibited at Unit B Gallery in San Antonio, TX; Meridian Gallery and The Lab in San Francisco, CA and a multitude of venues in the Pacific Northwest including 911 Media, Bumbershoot and the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. A portfolio of his work can be found at
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Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Media Arts for the ICA Web Site

Emma, thanks for having the bravery to respond to all this. I know that
personally I tend to over-react (I'm still a punk at heart), and sort of
hopped on the band-wagon here as well. I, personally, appreciate the
effort to provide internet artists with opportunities, but with certain

Certainly the ICA's high-profile could be a benefit to lesser-known
artists. However, after 10+ years as a lesser-known artist working in new
mediums it's easy to feel a bit sensitive about yet another call for art
with no compensation other than self-promotion. I've not been one to seek
out fame, simple acknowledgment from my peers is enough, but if someone is
making money from my labor I would like to see some of it. One can only
be generous in the capacity they have available to them. I donate my time
and expertise intentionally to under-funded projects and organizations.

Asking a submission fee to create a pool of money that will go only to
selected recipients is a tough one to accept from the well-established
ICA. Ultimately, as was suggested earlier in this thread, a small portion
of money (


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Media Arts for the ICA Web Site

The corporate sponsorship thing does seem to be "the rub" here. If it was
some kids working in a basement in Ohio making a I wouldn't think
twice about the situation.

Supposedly the ICA is giving these artists an opportunity to act as a
"springboard" true, but the work put in by those artists could just as
well be spent promoting their work in other, most likely more effective,
methods. For instance sending it on to Rhizome.

Odd to discover in myself that Rhizomes membership fee doesn't bother me
in contrast (though I have not paid in, as of yet). I seem to have a
belief that their services are more valuable to the newer medium artists.
Giving back as much, if not more, than what they are taking in.

As we all do; we give and give and give in terms of making new art happen,
with little compensation in return. At some point you might wonder, why
give to these large orgs with sure footings?


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Media Arts for the ICA Web Site

The ICA is supposed to be so important that you should be willing to shell
out money to them to show your work. It's a prestige thing (?!).

Of course, most of us have our own websites and methods of sharing the
work with the rest of the world.

The call looked interesting at first, but then I, as you did, became
turned off by the particular verbiage. The ICA will use the as a
way to secure more grants and such. The artists won't see a penny.

The writer Pall Thayer writ:


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Networkism and Heroism

The Cutest Gravediggers You've Ever Seen

Just pull out your trusty can of Goth-Begone!
Turns any batcaver into a GAP-loving mall-goer!


The writer -IID42 Kandinskij @27+ writ:


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Networkism and Heroism
What you need, when you need it

The writer -IID42 Kandinskij @27+writ: