Myron Turner
Since the beginning
Works in Winnipeg United States of America

My work for the web has been included in Rhizome's Artbase,,, Machinista 2003/Artificial Intelligence and Art,,, It has been shown at the Fredericton Independent Film & Video Alliance Conference, and supported by the Banff Centre's New Media program. In 2005 one of my pieces was nominated for a Viper International award. My project "Bstat Zero" will be featured in February 2006 as an Artport project of the Whitney Museum Of Art. I have been a guest panelist at Banff and founded Manitoba Visual Arts Network in 1994. I've been a member of Rhizome from its first year. My personal web site is

I started my career as a printmaker, moved into photo-based art, and in 1990 began using computers in my work. My work has appeared throughout Canada both in public galleries and artist-run centers. I have also exhibited in the U.S., Great Britain and South America. My woodcut prints interpreting zoomed digital images have twice won awards at the Boston Printmakers' "North American Print" biennial and have been shown in various print competitions and venues, including The Print Center (Philadelphia) and International Print Center New York.
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Millie Niss

I'm sad to be the one to report this but I didn't find anything else about it on Rhizome. Millie Niss, a member of and contributor to Rhizome, died of H1N1 a few days ago. She was the editor of Sporkworld and participated in collaborations with a number of other Rhizomers. She was 36.


ArsRSS Server Issue

ArsRSS runs off my small VPS (Virtual Private Server). In the last
while the server has been bombarded with hits from two bots with evil
intentions. Fortunately my server does not seem to be susceptible to
their attacks, and since becoming aware of the problem I've put some
further checks into place. But these bots are ceaselessly probing for
vulnerabilities and because our server has limited resources both of ram
and computing power, it is occasionally overwhelmed.

These bots can come from unsuspecting computers that have become hosts.
Our VPS has logged almost 300 IP addresses from which these bots
originate. And they account for over 15,000 probes, which can come in
rapid-fire sequence. When too many come too quickly, it's equivalent
to a DOS attack.

If you've ever checked out the ArsRSS site, you might want to know
whether one of your computers is playing host to either of these bots.
I've posted a page to ArsRSS which checks your IP address against the
IP's from which these bots originate. It simply tells you 'yes' or 'no'
and, if 'yes', which of the bots came from your machine and how to get
rid of it:

It doesn't make anything public.

If one of your machines is involved and you get rid of the bot, it
would be a help to both of us.

Thanks very much.


Calls and Opportunities at ArsRSS

ArsRSS has implemented a Calls and Opportunities news feed which draws on a database search of up to120 news feeds from art and new media organizations. This feed can be accessed from or from the ArsRSS main page at, where you can also link to an HTML version of the Calls and Opportunities feed.

All contemporary browsers will process news feeds, but not all of them are equal in terms of readability and access. Firefox is the least satisfactory. But if you use Firefox and have a Google account, you can use the Google news reader, which you can get to under News/My Account.


ArsRSS Database Projoect Update

This is just to bring people up to date on ArsRSS. For those of you who don't know, ArsRSS is a searchable database of news feeds dedicated to art and new media. You will find it at

At the moment, ArsRSS has nearly 200 regular users and has supplied over half a million news feed items to its users in response to queries. This figure includes responses to one-off queries as well as responses to custom news feeds (that is, you can create a news feed based on your own search terms and plug iti nto a news reader).


ArtRSS Database Project Update

In mid-December I announced ArsRSS, a searchable database of approximately 120 RSS news
feeds dedicated to the visual arts and new media. The Announcement is at

I've been gradually adding facilities for collecting data about how the site is being used and have posted a brief 'preliminary' look at some of the stats. They are available off the main page:
Some of you might want to take a look. You might also want to try it out, if you haven't. One of its features is the dedicated, customized news feed, which some people have tapped into--i.e, you can create your own news feed based on your own search criteria and ArsRSS will return the results to your news reader.

As the project has developed, an underlying theme has become clear, namely what it is that we can learn about users from the basic tools and infrastructure of a web site. This gets us into questions of the uses of web architecture for profiling.