Patrick May
Since 2002
Works in NY, New York United States of America

BIO
Patrick May is a programmer and painter. He founded the artist collective Open Ground and was the Director of Technology at Rhizome.org from 2006-2008.

May received a BS in Studio Art from New York University in 1999. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, and Berlin, including Maiden Brooklyn, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, and the Galerie Scherer 8. He currently works in Brooklyn, NY creating intimate portraits of his friends and family.

Artists Wanted Competition


Artists Wanted – an open call for submissions.

The current Art World is rife with uninspired work. Too often artists are elevated based on who they know instead of the quality of their work. Our goal is to up-end that process.

Artists Wanted is a new and ongoing program designed to promote the great undiscovered artists of our time. Those selected will receive $2007 cash, an inclusion in our annual publication, and a solo show at the 3rd Ward gallery in Brooklyn. Runners-up will be listed and linked on the website and have the possibility of being featured in our publication. Submission deadline: Sept. 21st. Submission fee: $25 for 3 images. No previous exposure necessary. We want the best, most talented, undiscovered artists. We want you.

All information about submission available through www.artistswanted.org.

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DISCUSSION

Re: WTF?


Hello,

I've setup a rule to try and break this mail loop. Be more careful
when cross posting next time.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Director of Technology
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On May 1, 2006, at 6:22 PM, Chris Byrne wrote:

> Not sure why my post keeps re-appearing on this lisy. How did
> "mspop3connector.jd@frac-aquitaine.net" get in there? Wasn't in the
> cc of my recent posting. Seems to have set up a weird e-mail loop...
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DISCUSSION

Re: commissions


Pall,

The copy on this page (and the ballot) is static, not pulled from the
database. I've updated these pages to show the correct number of
proposals: 191.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Director of Technology
Rhizome.org
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AIM: cyclochew
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On Apr 29, 2006, at 5:50 PM, Pall Thayer wrote:

> I don't remember seeing this anywhere but if you want to make sure
> you got through all of the proposals they're listed in alphabetical
> order here: http://rhizome.org/commissions/all_proposals.rhiz
>
> According to this, there are 111 of them and not the 195 people
> have been talking about. What does that mean?
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DISCUSSION

Commissions issue


Dear RAW,

We found that there was a discrepancy in the forms used for
commission proposals: the word form capped the proposal description
at 50 words whereas the online form allowed for 500. This was
corrected before our server crash, but unfortunately the older
version was restored from backups.

We evaluated the voting across all proposals, and discovered that
~20% of the 500 word proposals are receiving approval while ~15% of
the 50 word proposals are receiving approval. This slight bias might
relate to factors that have nothing to do with the length of the
proposal, but as the bias is there and as there was a discrepancy
between our two forms, we contacted the 18 artists who submitted
descriptions < 50 words and provided them an opportunity to send us
updated descriptions.

We have updated their proposal, noting the change and the
circumstances of the change. I would like to ask that Commissions
voters take a moment and review their votes at:

http://rhizome.org/commissions/voting/approval/review.rbw

Thanks for your understanding.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Director of Technology
Rhizome.org
phone: (212) 219-1288 x202
AIM: cyclochew
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DISCUSSION

Re: proposal order


Jim,

The order is not fixed. The proposals are first sorted by number of
votes. The purpose is to ensure all the proposals receive equal
attention, so Yes and No votes are both counted. Then, within a
given range of votes, the proposals are randomly sorted. So for
example, if we have these proposals:

Foo: 4 yes, 8 no = 12 votes
Bar: 3 yes, 2 no = 5 votes
Widget: 1 yes, 2 no = 3 votes
Thingy: 1 yes, 4 no = 5 votes

Then the first proposal on the ballot would be:

Widget: 1 yes, 2 no = 3 votes

These two would be next, in a random order:

Bar: 3 yes, 2 no = 5 votes
Thingy: 1 yes, 4 no = 5 votes

Finally, since this project has received the most attention, it would
be last:

Foo: 4 yes, 8 no = 12 votes

The ballot design ensures that proposals receive the same amount of
attention, even if individual voters don't view all the proposals.
This is much the same design as last year. The random sort was an
addition made this year because last year it was observed that naming
a proposal 'Aa...' would give an advantage.

Reading all the commissions, while rewarding, is a major commitment.
I greatly appreciate the Rhizome members who took the time to review
every proposal.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Director of Technology
Rhizome.org
phone: (212) 219-1288 x202
AIM: cyclochew
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On Apr 27, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Jim Andrews wrote:

> A question for Patrick May. Is the order in which voters view the
> proposals
> fixed? In other words, does everyone view proposal X0 first, then
> proposal
> X1 etc? I've heard a couple of people so far say they only got
> through 30 or
> so of the proposals.
>
> Perhaps 'ideally', the order in which the proposals are viewed
> would be
> random for each viewer/reader. I guess that'd be a 'next year'
> thing though.
> You probably wouldn't want to muck with it at this point.
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> http://vispo.com
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DISCUSSION

2006-2007 Rhizome Commissions Program


Hello,

The voting for the 2006-2007 Rhizome Commissions Program has begun.
Voting is open to Rhizome Members. If you are eligible, please go to:

http://rhizome.org/commissions/voting/

If you care about which proposals and which art you want to see
supported, please take the time to vote!

I have emailed all the candidates, and asked them:

+ not to participate in list discussion on any of the work under
consideration.
+ not to change their proposal sites during the discussion in an
attempt to win more votes.

For those voting, please pay attention to whether each proposal
actually meets the requirements of the Call For Proposals:

+ these commissions are intended to fund (in whole or in part) new
works or new elaborations of/additions to existing work.
+ these commissions are intended for works that take the internet as
their primary vehicle for production

Finally, note that we are starting the voting 2 weeks later than
planned. This round of voting will last until May 2nd. For more
information about the voting schedule or process, please check:

http://rhizome.org/commissions/voting/

Cheers,

Patrick

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Patrick May
Director of Technology
Rhizome.org
phone: (212) 219-1288 x202
AIM: cyclochew
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