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

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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Fwd: thundergulch dialogues: race in digital space

>Subject: thundergulch dialogues: race in digital space
>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:20:58 -0400
>From: "Erin Donnelly" <EDonnelly@LMCC.NET>
>Thundergulch Dialogues:
>Race in Digital Space
>Thursday, June 20th, 6:00 PM, 2002 --- FREE
>56th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
>Directions: The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is located on 56th Street
>between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Take the 4/5/6 trains to
>59th/Lexington Avenue, the E/V trains to Fifth Avenue/53rd Street, or
>the N/R trains to Fifth Avenue/60th Street. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, and
>LEAH GILLIAM, Assistant Professor of Film & Electronic Arts, Division of
>the Arts, Bard College
>TANA HARGEST, Curator of New Media Initiatives, The Bronx Museum of the
>PAMELA JENNINGS, Assistant Professor, School of Art and the Human
>Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
>ERIKA DALYA MUHAMMAD, Writer and curator
>THUNDERGULCH, the new media initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural
>Council, is pleased to present conversations with artists from the
>Studio Museum in Harlem's acclaimed exhibit "Race in Digital Space."
>Organized by guest curator, Erika Dalya Muhammad, "Race in Digital
>Space" featured the work of over 50 artists using film, video, audio,
>and digital media to explore how technology influences and changes
>social ideas of race and ethnicity.
>The evening features: Leah Gilliam's "Split: Whiteness, Retrofuturism,
>Omega Man," a CD-ROM that examines narratives of race and gender in the
>science fiction genre through manipulated texts and images; Tana
>Hargest's "Bitter Nigger, Inc.," a humorous, albeit biting web
>work/installation exploring racism through the mediation of the
>pharmaceutical, entertainment, and consumer cultures; and Pamela
>Jennings's CD-ROM "Solitaire: dream journal," a three-dimensional
>computer game used to navigate through graphically luscious and
>sonically rich dream journals.
>S P E A K E R S:
>LEAH GILLIAM is Assistant Professor of Film & Electronic Arts, Division
>of the Arts, Bard College. Her media projects have been exhibited
>widely in such venues as Thread Waxing Space; the Museum of Contemporary
>Art (Chicago); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Whitney
>Museum of American Art; and the San Francisco International Film
>TANA HARGEST is a multimedia artist and Curator of New Media Initiatives
>at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the
>Walker Art Center as part of the screening and exhibition Women in the
>Director's Chair, at The Studio Museum in Harlem as part of the
>traveling exhibition Freestyle, and at GAle GAtes et al. as part of the
>group show Mimic.
>PAMELA JENNINGS is Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
>with a joint appointment in the School of Art in the College of Fine
>Arts and Human Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer
>Science. Jennings is the author New Media Arts | New Funding Models, a
>report commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation and papers and reviews
>of her work have appeared in numerous books and journals. She has
>received New York State Council on the Arts grants and is a MacDowell
>Artist Colony Fellow and CAiiA-STAR research consortium member.
>ERIKA DALYA MUHAMMAD is a curator and writer. Muhammad explores how
>digital encounters and cut-and-mix culture work to transform issues of
>race, ethnicity, and nationhood. In addition to curating the "Race in
>Digital Space" exhibition (with travels to the Spelman College Museum of
>Fine Arts this Fall), Muhammad has held curatorial positions at both the
>Whitney Museum of American Art and the American Museum of the Moving
>Reservations are not required but for further information please contact
>Wayne Ashley, Guest Curator, Thundergulch at (212)219-9401 x106,
>, or Erin Donnelly, Visual and Media Arts Program
>Associate, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at (212)219-9401 x107 or
>Support for Thundergulch audience development is provided by American
>Express Company. Funding for Thundergulch is generously provided by
>Cowles Charitable Trust, Experimental Television Center, the Greenwall
>Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin
>Family Foundation. This project is made possible, in part, with public
>funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program and the Media Arts
>Technical Assistance Fund of the New York State Council on the Arts, a
>State Agency. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from
>the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
>Thundergulch, the new media initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural
>Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
>145 Hudson Street, Suite 801, New York, NY 10013
>212-219-2058 fax
>Liz Thompson, Executive Director
>Moukhtar Kocache, Director of Visual & Media Arts
>Erin Donnelly, Visual & Media Arts Program Associate
>Wayne Ashley, Guest Curator, Thundergulch


SUPERFLEX / TENANTSPIN IN NEW YORK at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

SUPERFLEX / TENANTSPIN IN NEW YORK at the New Museum of Contemporary
Art, New York , JUNE 13-16, 2002

As part of Open_Source_Art_Hack at the New Museum, a four -day community
project with Superflex ,Tenantspin channel and community organizations
in New York.

The event is taking place at the mezzanine of the New Museum of
Contemporary Art where Superflex/Tenantspin have build up a small
internet TV studio that will broadcast live.

The Tenantspin group will meet, discuss and exchange ideas with
different elderly groups from New York and will train groups of local seniors to build their own interactive internet TV channel.

The workshops at the Museum will run from 12 noon to 6 pm, and will be
very informal and relaxed.

Thursday, June 13th - Lincoln Square Neighborhood
Friday, June 14th - Henry Street Settlement
Saturday, June 15th - American Bible Society
Sunday, 16th - Beans on Toast / DJ

If you want to follow the events online go to the Tenantspin channel on and watch out for the "SPIN ON TOUR" shows. We will
be broadcasting live on the following days - everything will be available
in the archive after.

Superflex is a group of three Danish artists (Rasmus Nielsen, Jakob
Fenger and Bjornstjerne Christiansen) & tenantspin (featuring tenant
producers, Alan Dunn from FACT (the Foundation for Art & Creative
Technology), and representatives from the Liverpool Housing Action

In 1999, with programmer Sean Treadway, Superflex developed the first
Superchannel project in Copenhagen, training local communities to
produce interactive, non-commercial, television programs on the internet. There are now more than twenty Superchannels worldwide, covering serious
debates more lighthearted and humorous topics such as food, leisure and
pop stars.

Since 2000, the tenantspin channel has been produced by a group of
housing tenants in Liverpool (UK) -- the majority of whom are elderly
and in high rise accommodation -- Tenantspin is a live interactive web casting studio managed by and for tenants of Liverpool's Housing Action Trust in collaboration with the foundation for Art & Creative Technology.Tenantspin aims to promote resident participation in regeneration and social housing issues through constructive debate, the sharing of experiences and the encouragement of responsible free speech. Tenantspin participants are responsible for research, camerawork, computer operation, publicity, presentation, training and studio management. Each week tenantspin broadcast two one-hour shows that stimulate debate on issues as diverse as smart homes, landlords, Elvis, the year 2040, sport, and E-Democracy.

For more information: and


Another NYT story on new media art...

Another NYT story on new media art:

The Wonders of Genetics Breed a New Art


The article sucks, but I found this passage interesting:

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Yet the science at the heart of the art isn't all darkness, as the
scientists themselves are eager to note. Dr. J. Craig Venter, the
path-breaking geneticist who accelerated the decoding of the human genome
and co-founded Celera Genomics, is circumspect when he's told about this
latest show. "The problem with so much of this work is that it takes the
view of genetic determinism, that we're just the sum total of our genes,"
he said. "But the linear sequence of the genome, while it's an astounding
piece of knowledge, can't alone explain who we are and what will happen to
us. We are a complex business and a complex mystery."

His rival and colleague, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National
Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute, seems to
take off from Dr. Venter's point, though he had not heard it. "I know the
artist's role is to provoke, and I welcome a consciousness-raising art, but
I wish more of this work would convey the mystery, the elegance, the beauty
of what the genome is about," he said. "The way in which this instruction
book is put together, the dance within the cell that alters in microseconds
in response to thousands of different circumstances and makes the right
decision to keep that cell healthy. It's stunning. There are plenty of
ethical issues to address, but I wish more of that sense of awe was honored."

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Re: from nytimes

Good quote:

"We're no longer the artists


Infotecture @ Artists Space in NYC


Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30, 6 - 8pm
Artists Space
38 Greene Street, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-3970

Participants include: AMO and 2x4, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Diller +
Scofidio, Foundation 33, Ken Goldberg and Karl Bohringer, Graft, Janette
Kim, Lunar Design, and the Sociable Media Group at MIT Media Lab.
Curated by guest curator Jenelle Porter.

Infotecture responds to the information age