Mark Tribe
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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BIO
Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including recent solo projects at Momenta Art in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, G-MK in Zagreb, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He is Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Steve Dietz Out at Walker Art Center


This is a real loss for the Walker and for the field. Steve did terrific
work. Interesting to note that Jon Ippolito (Guggenheim) and Benjamin Weil
(SFMOMA) have both transitioned from full-time to part-time in the past
year or so. Taken together, these three changes represent a major reduction
in the commitment of American museums to new media art. I may be forgetting
someone, but I think no American museum now has a full-time new media art
curator. This comes as no surprise--during tough economic times,
institutions focus on their core activities. It will be interesting to see
what happens as the economy recovers.

At 11:06 AM 5/9/2003 -0400, Rachel Greene wrote:
>Well, I know art orgs are suffering, but Steve was doing such interesting,
>varied work -- for a long time. Totally sucks!! Steve was really one of the
>first museum curators who was a pillar of net art culture. I hope he can
>keep up some of his projects as an independent, or maybe he'll hop to
>another institution....
>
> > It's the beginning of the end...
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "t.whid" <twhid@mteww.com>
> > To: <list@rhizome.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 11:54 PM
> > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Steve Dietz Out at Walker Art Center
> >
> >
> >> fwd w/out permission.
> >>
> >> Begin forwarded message:
> >>
> >>> From: Murphy <murphy@thing.net>
> >>>
> >>>> Walker Art Center announced the layoffs of 5 percent of its staff
> >>>> Wednesday
> >>>> afternoon, becoming the latest local arts organization forced to
> >>>> downsize in
> >>>> difficult economic times.
> >>>> The Minneapolis museum said it would lay off seven members of its
> >>>> staff of 149
> >>>> full- and part-time workers. The cuts came at all levels and included
> >>>> Steve
> >>>> Dietz, the center's director of New Media Initiatives. The Walker was
> >>>> one of
> >>>> the first art centers in the country to have a curatorial position in
> >>>> the
> >>>> nascent artistic field of new media.
> >>>
> >>> http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/entertainment/5809781.htm
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Part of the problem is that the article calls new media a "nascent
> >>> artistic
> >>> field". That's a pretty old baby -- 40, maybe 50 years old? I would
> >>> date its
> >>> inception from the founding of the concept of Cybernetics. Perhaps the
> >>> real
> >>> problem is that the Walker had invested its endowment in "new media
> >>> stock"
> >>> and took a bath and so took revenge. I would think with such grand
> >>> building
> >>> plans they would pay someone like Dietz to stick around and advise
> >>> them on
> >>> how to incorporate new media forms into the construction of the
> >>> building.
> >>>
> >>> murph
> >>> offshore|online
> >>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> t h i n g i s t
> >>> message by Murphy <murphy@thing.net>
> >>> archive at http://bbs.thing.net
> >>> info: send email to majordomo@bbs.thing.net
> >>> and write "info thingist" in the message body
> >>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>
> >>>
> >> --
> >> <t.whid>
> >> www.mteww.com
> >> </t.whid>
> >>
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DISCUSSION

Fwd: ITP show Announcement


>From: Midori Yasuda <midori.yasuda@nyu.edu>
>ITP Spring Show 2003
>May 13 and 14 at ITP
>5 to 9pm
>
>An exhibition of innovative student work including multimedia
>installations, physical computing and interaction design, sound and video
>design projects.
>
>Special performance of New Interfaces for Musical Expression at TONIC on
>May 13 only (details follow).
>
>ITP Spring Show, May 13 & 14, 5-9 pm:
>Interactive Telecommunications Program
>Tisch School of the Arts
>New York University
>721 Broadway at Waverly Place
>4th Floor, South Elevators
>New York, NY 10003
>Free and open to the public
>http://www.itp.nyu.edu/springshow03/show.html
>
>
>Special Performance @ TONIC, May 13, 10 pm
>New Interfaces for Musical Expression
>at Tonic, 107 Norfolk St (between Delancey and Rivington Streets)
>Door at 9:30 pm, show begins at 10:00 pm
>Free with NYU ID, $10 general admission
>http://www.tonicnyc.com
>
>Please call 212/998-1880 or email itp.inquiries@nyu.edu with questions.
>There is no need to RSVP.
>
>Please feel free to forward this message far and wide to interested parties!
>
>
>--
>Midori L. Yasuda
>Admissions, Special Events, Alumni Coordinator
>Interactive Telecommunications Program
>Tisch School of the Arts
>New York University
>721 Broadway, 4th Floor
>New York, NY 10003
>phone: 212/998-1882
>fax: 212/998-1898
>http://itp.nyu.edu

DISCUSSION

Re: Chalking Outside Rhizome...


hi marc:

sounds like fun. unfortunately, i'll be in cambridge that day (giving a
talk at the mit comparative media studies program). francis will be at id
magazine judging the interactive design awards. rachel will be working at
her other job that day. and alexis is planning to take the day off. so it
doesn't look like anybody will be there on the 25th.

best,

mark

At 02:26 PM 4/17/2003 +0100, marc.garrett wrote:
>Hi T.whid,
>
>I was thinking 12 o'clock...
>
>marc
>
>
> > what time of the clock?
> >
> > At 13:06 +0100 4/17/03, marc.garrett wrote:
> > >Hi everyone,
> > >
> > >Some of the furtherfield crew will be chalking on the steps and on the
> > >street (outside) Rhizome next week, in New York.
> > >
> > >'uRBAn ReLaTiOnIsts', will meet with who ever turns up, chalk your
> > >sigils/signs/messages, chalk you tags, draw your images, txt and expound
> > >your psychogeographic sensibilities. Only chalk please...oh yes, bring
>your
> > >own chalks also.
> > >
> > >If any of the Rhizome crew are around, perhaps some of them would want to
> > >join in on the fun and chalk their own scribblings with us.
> > >
> > >All images will be put up on Furtherfield a week after the occassion.
>This
> > >is a non political event, a creative bit of fun exploring spatial
>anomolies,
> > >virtual non virtual.
> > >
> > >Of course if anyone has any coffees or tea, soft drinks from inside the
> > >Rhizome office to quench the potential thirst of participants, we would
>of
> > >course be very grateful.
> > >
> > >OK - who's coming? DATE: 25th April.
> > >
> > >Please mail openly on the list if you want to meet there...
> > >
> >
> > --
> > <twhid>
> > http://www.mteww.com
> > </twhid>
> >
>
>
>
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DISCUSSION

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DISCUSSION

Fwd: E-culture fair II **call for proposals**


>Subject: E-culture fair II **call for proposals**
>Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:59:23 +0100
>From: "Martine" <martine@virtueelplatform.nl>
>
>Dear collegues,
>Virtual Platform is preparing the second E-culture Fair right now (the
>event is taking place October 23 and 24). This unique event will bring
>together the state of the art in new media culture from the leading media
>labs, cultural organizations, design teams and artists from the
>Netherlands, Europe and beyond. Futhermore collaboration between various
>cultural disciplines and sectors will be explored, such as education,
>social and community organizations, commercial partners, and scientific
>institutions.
>Since you are involved in interesting new and evolving projects and
>ongoing r&d, I would be very pleased if you would take a look at the call
>for proposals (attachment), and if you would consider participation of
>your organization in the E-culture Fair, or if you could pass it on to
>others you know.
>Also we are preparing a working-conference that will take place alongside
>the fair. If you are interested in actively participating in that we would
>be very pleased to know.
>Thanks very much and hoping to hear from you,
>Kind regards,
>Martine Posthuma de Boer,
>Virtual Platform
>
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Call for Proposals - E-Culture Fair II - October 23 and 24, 2003
>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2003
>
>--E-Culture Fair II--
>Virtual Platform is organizing the second E-Culture Fair on October 23 and
>24, 2003.
>This follow-up to the highly successful E-Culture Fair 2000 will present
>the most recent international developments from the new media/contemporary
>culture interface to a large, wide-ranging audience. We aim to show the
>most varied possible range of developments from the borders between media
>and art, the creative industries, science, and commerce, placed in a broad
>social context.
>
>
>--Working conference--
>Alongside the fair, a working conference for professionals in the field
>(artists, representatives of cultural organizations and media labs,
>scientists, critics, academics and policy makers), will act as a focal
>point for sharing expertise. A goal-oriented choice of inspiring examples
>and stimulating questions will help launch discussion and reflection in
>small working groups.
>
>
>--What kind of projects?--
>We are looking for creative and innovative applications that transcend and
>challenge ordinary ICT products and ICT use. E-Culture Fair II will focus
>specifically on the extensive research and development that precedes the
>realization of innovative new-media applications. The emphasis will be on
>new products, projects and work-in-progress, and on the national and
>international collaboration between various cultural disciplines and
>sectors such as education, social and community organizations, commercial
>partners, and scientific institutions.
>
>
>--In what form should projects be?--
>About 40 stands for project presentations will be set up, spread between
>the Melkweg, Paradiso and the Balie, in the city centre, the cultural and
>entertainment heart of Amsterdam. In addition, there will be space for
>larger interactive installations, performances, screenings and network
>projects, for which various locations and spaces will be provided.
>
>
>--Themes--
>The projects can be in any of the following areas. Note that these themes
>(working titles only) are to serve as general indications, and should not
>be seen as restricting submissions.
>
>-'Mixed reality': the floating boundary between physical space and media.
>-'Disappearing computer': 'pervasive computing', smart objects, wearables,
>wireless networks.
>-'New media and performance': new forms of interactivity and public
>participation in dance, 'live art', theatre and music, research into new
>interfaces (including body-based interfaces), and ways in which generated
>data can be used (data-mapping).
>-'High bandwidth, streaming, hybrid media': shared online environments,
>new forms of interaction, linking of live events in various locations.
>-'Play, learn, experience': the game as a form of expression, computer
>animation, special effects, new narrative structures, new educational
>applications.
>
>
>--Procedure and selection--
>Proposals for projects and presentations should be sent by April 15 to:
>eculturefair2@virtueelplatform.nl
>The accompanying form is intended for submissions. The form is also
>available online at: www.virtueelplatform.nl
>In the month following April 15, Virtual Platform and the editorial board
>of the E-Culture Fair will make a selection from the project proposals
>submitted. The selection will be announced no later than May 15. We will
>contact the successful entrants.
>
>
>--Editorial board--
>Cathy Brickwood (Virtueel Platform), Lucas Evers (de Balie), Bruno Felix
>(Submarine), Heiner Holtappels (NIM-Montevideo/TBA), Eric Kluitenberg (de
>Balie), Anne Nigten (V2), Kristi van Riet (Doors of Perception), Roland
>Spekle (Steim), Marleen Stikker (Waag Society).
>
>
>--Virtual Platform--
>The E-Culture Fair is organized by the Virtual Platform, a network
>organization based in Amsterdam with four years' experience in
>investigating new media and culture, advising policy makers, and bringing
>about exchange and co-operation between the cultural sector and other
>players in the ICT field. The Virtual Platform draws on close
>collaboration with leading cultural new media organizations in the
>Netherlands and Europe. The Virtual Platform partners are: the Balie,
>Steim, Doors of Perception, Nederlands Instituut voor
>Mediakunst-Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Paradiso, Submarine, V2, and Waag
>Society.
>
>
>
>For more information on the Virtual Platform, see:
>www.virtueelplatform.nl
>www.vplounge.nl
>For the first E-Culture Fair, see:
>http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/docs/eculturefair.pdf
>
>Contact:
>Virtual Platform
>Martine Posthuma de Boer
>Tel: +31 (0)20-6273758
>martine@virtueelplatform.nl
>
>
>
>
>