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


Artists M. River and T. Whid formed MTAA in 1996 and soon after began to explore the internet, video, software and sculpture as mediums for their conceptually-based art. The duo’s exhibition history includes group shows and screenings at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery and Artists Space, all in New York City, and at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. In "New Media Art" (Taschen, 2006), authors Mark Tribe and Reena Jana describe MTAA’s "One Year Performance Video (aka samHsiehUpdate)" as “a deftly transparent demonstration of new media’s ability to manipulate our perceptions of time.” The collaboration has earned grants and awards from Creative Capital,, Eyebeam, New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

RhizMail 0.1.1

I’ve just released the newest version of RhizMail, the email library we use at Rhizome. Most of the changes are minor, but one bigger change is making it easier to parameterize a child of SimpleTemplateMessage.

For example, You can still create a SimpleTemplateMessage directly:

msg =
:to_address => '',
:from_address => '',
:template_file => '/Users/francis/Desktop/template.txt'
msg.substitute( 'email', '' )
msg.substitute( 'password', 'p4ssw0rd' )

But you can also create a child, parameterizing it with class methods:

class IntroEmail < RhizMail::SimpleTemplateMessage
from_address ''
template '/Users/francis/Desktop/template.txt'
substitute 'email', { |msg| }
substitute 'password', { |msg| msg.user.password }
attr_reader :user
def initialize( user )
@user = user
super( :to_address => )
User = :email, :password )
u = '', 'p4ssw0rd' )
email = u


Rhizome Announces Marisa S. Olson as Editor and Curator at Large

Lauren Cornell:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announces Marisa S. Olson as Editor and Curator at Large

NEW YORK, NY, August 12, 2005 -, a leading online resource for
new media art, announced today that Marisa S. Olson will be the new Editor
and Curator at Large effective August 15th.

As Editor, Olson will manage Rhizome two publications, Net Art News and the Rhizome Digest; she will also develop special editorial projects and oversee the content published on Rhizome's front page. In her role as Curator at Large, a new position created specifically for her, Olson will promote new media art on Rhizome's behalf in diverse contexts throughout the country and internationally. She will also be responsible for growing Rhizome's online archive, the ArtBase; coordinating the Guest Curator program; and organizing public programs and gallery exhibitions that further Rhizome's mission of supporting the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways.

click through for the entire release


Kuspit on digital art

I’ve only read the first two grafs. I totally agree with this:

The status and significance of the image changes in postmodern digital art: the image becomes a secondary manifestation — a material epiphenomen, as it were — of the abstract code, which becomes the primary vehicle of creativity. Before, the creation of material images was the primary goal of visual art, and the immaterial code that guided the process was regarded as secondary. Now, the creation of the code — more broadly, the concept — becomes the primary creative act. The image no longer exists in its own right, but now exists only to make the invisible code visible, whatever the material medium. It makes no difference to the code whether it appears as a two-dimensional or three-dimensional image.

The Matrix of Sensations

from via Murphy on thingist.


Turbulence Artists' Studios: "kanarinka projects"

Jo-Anne Green:
August 4, 2005
Turbulence Artists' Studios: "kanarinka projects"

kanarinka's recent collaborations include opening a nail salon at the
Boston Center for the Arts, walking with her head in a bucket of Coke in
Canada, staging a taste test with teenagers in a parking lot in Roxbury,
podcasting interviews with residents of Boston's South End, launching an
international, public database of Corporate Commands, and rolling around
on the ground in a white lab coat. kanarinka's research interests
include public space, performing cities, experimental urbanism, social
cartography and infinitely small things. She is working on new
definitions for "psychogeography" and "microperformance" (feedback is


kanarinka is the co-founder of the non-profit collective iKatun,
Director of the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, and the Director
of Exhibitions & Programs at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA. She also
collaborates with groups like glowlab, spurse and Sifting the Inner
Belt. kanarinka has a BA (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) in
International Relations from Tufts University and an MFA in Studio Art
from Maine College of Art. She teaches computer programming at RISD's
Digital Media program.

For more Turbulence Artists' Studios please visit



Today I had speaker prep for my panel tomorrow and met the other panelists. Should go well.. Also, today was Kaki’s panel on “Extreme Fashion