Michael Mandiberg
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Michael Mandiberg is a interdisciplinary artist, designer and scholar whose work employs each of these methodologies, in part to investigate the significance of their overlap. He creates conceptual art projects, design objects, and publications that explore themes that include environmentalism, collaboration, systems of exchange, and appropriation. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and created web browser plugins that highlight the environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com. He is the co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures. A recipient of residencies and commissions from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. A former Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, he is an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He lives, works, and rides his bicycle in Brooklyn. His work lives at Mandiberg.com.
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Breaking the Ice

No worries on the grammar...! Here's some more bad grammar:

I totally understand that they bring support, but isn't it telling that from an economic/structural POV their support brings language that squashes the horizontality of the (small r) rhizome?

And yes, the work that Ben Fino Radin et al are doing is really really important and really ahead of the game. It is taking the work that Jon Ippolito and Christiane Paul were conceptualizing a decade ago, and implementing it on projects that are now artifacts.


Breaking the Ice

I second this thought. Rhizome definitely *formed* a community, which continues to exist (all the usual suspects from RAW are here on this thread), but Rhizome itself is no longer really a community. It is a writer-centered blog, with paid writers. That you called the advertising research poll a "reader survey" is telling. As opposed to a "community survey" or a "members survey."

One other important shift is the emphasis on the archive. The funny thing was that was there from the beginning, but it didn't feel as important. I wanted some of my early work in the Artbase b/c it would lead to viewers. Now, after having reconstructed three three lost projects from Archive.org mirrors, I'm glad they are there b/c I know that at some point my servers will crash or my code will stop working.

Lastly, I want to point out that I found out about this thread from the CRUMB list... which is a kind of case in point.

Good luck Michael



Adjunct Lecturer in Motion Graphics at College of Staten Island/CUNY

Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:50

CUNY/CSI seeks Adjunct Professor

Design and Digital Media program at the College of Staten Island/CUNY is looking for an instructor for COM 320 Motion Graphics, an After Effects class that starts next week.

Description from the catalog: A course focusing on the language and tools of motion graphics. Emphasis is on the construction of image, typography, and accelerated sequences, as well as historical and theoretical topics.

There is a syllabus and textbooks, so much of the prepwork has been done.

The class meets Friday 230-630 at the College of Staten Island.

Please send a letter of interest and CV to Janet Manfredonia

Letters will be reviewed upon acceptance, and position will be filled as soon as possible.

Please forward to interested parties


Social Text dossier on Debt

Sat Oct 15, 2011 17:00

Debt is arguably the central economic and political issue of our times.  Since the recession triggered by the crisis subprime mortgage crisis in 2008, political economists have spent much time bringing to light the arcane financial instruments (e.g. Collateralized Debt Obligations) that have driven the crisis. Yet relatively little attention has been paid to the questions which debt and credit raise for culture and everyday life.
    To address these key issues of our time, Social Text is publishing a dossier of essays on debt that builds on recent work by Michael Denning and the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture.  Questions addressed in the dossier include the cultural meanings of debt in relation to the histories of migration, nation-building and state violence, to discourses around nature and intellectual exchange, as well as to the narrative structures that construct and reframe the meanings of debt in daily life.
    To deepen and extend this discussion, Social Text is issuing a call for visual works relating to the culture(s) of debt. Preference will be given to web videos of less than 5 minutes, though Social Text is also interested in other visual works that can be presented online, such as site-specific Internet based work, short photo essays with or without text, and image based documentation of works.
    Please direct submissions to editor@socialtextjournal.org by October 15, 2011.


Adjunt Lecturer at the College of Staten Island/CUNY

Mon May 23, 2011 18:00

The department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY is looking for artists and designers to teach design history, web design, web animation/programming classes in the coming semesters. These Adjunct positions are in the Design and Digital Media program in the department of Media Culture. You can find out more about the department here and read the course descriptions for the courses here:http://bit.ly/jwDnS4, http://bit.ly/mC3V3k, http://bit.ly/lV3CsH. Feel free to follow up with any questions, and if interested please send a CV and a short cover letter to Michael.MandibergATcsi.cuny.edu and Valerie.TevereATcsi.cuny.edu