Melissa Hayes
Since 2002
Works in Skillman United States of America

BIO
I am, of course, Melissa Hayes, and I am a student at Westminster Choir College/Rider University. I have been very interested in art history my whole life, but 2 years ago I took a class called "Art in the News" from Dr. Richard Swain here at Rider. Each week we were assigned to bring in a news article concerning arts issues. I found an article covering an exhibition of computer art and I was invigorated! My boyfriend is active in artificial intelligence music and so I had a little bit of background in computer-related arts. I did my final project on 2 of the artists from the exhibition who approached computer art in very different ways, and I also interviewed my boyfriend. I loved this class so much I decided to take it again, and this time I was sent an article on Rhizome.org by a classmate. So, my final project seemed clear to me: Rhizome.org and New Media Art.
This project is an investigative look into Rhizome.org. The project will delve into the services offered by Rhizome and determine what the value of such an online community is to digital artists. I would like to offer an educational and objective view into the benefits and drawbacks of such a community. I am interested in the art and artists represented by Rhizome, as well as what it is that has made Rhizome such a historical and lasting pillar in a world with such short life expectancy. The project will also attempt to serve as a crystal ball of sorts, predicting future developments, and thus, future vitality of this online digital art community. In addition, I am interested in the process of creativity in a New Media Artist. The project will explore how a piece of digital art comes about from inspiration to media selection to subject matter. The project will emphasize the diversity of the artists and explore what has unified people of such varied backgrounds and interests into the genre of New Media Art.
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Art History Student Seeks Help With Project


Hello. I am a student at Westminster Choir College/Rider University in Princeton, NJ. I am taking a class called "Art in the News" with Dr. Richard Swain. This class involves current events in the art world. My project for this class is to make a presentation about digital/internet art and Rhizome.org in particular. I am seeking a couple of artists who have experience with Rhizome to interview and cover in this report. If you are interested, please e-mail me. Thank you all for your time!

DISCUSSION

Art History Student Seeks Help With Project


Hello. I am a student at Westminster Choir College/Rider University and I am currently taking a class called "Art in the News" with Dr. Richard Swain. This class delves into current events in the art world. For my project for this class, I am covering digital/internet art and the Rhizome community in particular. I am seeking artists who have experience with Rhizome to be interviewed and have their art featured in my project. If you are interested, please e-mail me. Thank you for your time!