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: Member survey -- not clear...


Hello,

I'd like to give readers of RAW some context.

After the Community Campaign, we decided to survey our membership to make
sure that we understand member needs. As T.Whid's question illustrates,
designing survey questions can be difficult. We sent this first survey to
50 randomly selected members. We plan to do future iterations of the
survey, though the specifics are yet to be determined.

And to answer T.Whid's question, yes 5 = very interested.

Cheers,

Patrick

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: T.Whid <twhid@twhid.com>
Date: Jan 30, 2007 4:58 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Member survey -- not clear...
To: Rhizome <list@rhizome.org>

Hi,

On the 3rd question, does 5 = very interested or does 1 = very interested?

I'm assuming 5 = very interested...

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Patrick May
Director of Technology
Rhizome
210 11th Ave, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 219-1288 x202
mailto:patrick@rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org

DISCUSSION

Director of Technology's Report, November 2006


Hello,

It's been a busy summer and fall at Rhizome, working on the 10th Anniversary
festival, GROK, and the Community Campaign. In addition I finished
important work on the Artbase and added new member features.

Internally, I've re-written the Artbase admin tools. I added some much
needed search tools and fixed bugs in the approval process. The acceptance
of new artworks in the Artbase will improve.

Also, in the Preferences and Tools section there is a new "Artbase" link.
This page shows the status of all your Artbase submissions and links to the
appropriate edit pages.

We created a New Media Resources section. There Rhizome members can access
directories of New Media Programs and Residencies.

I'd like give a heads up about upcoming new developments at Rhizome:

+ Metadata
+ Publishing Tools and the Digest
+ Open Source

-- Metadata

First off, implementation of the Metadata project is under way. Expect to
start seeing tagging and folksonomy at Rhizome this winter! I am excited
about this project, as it should improve the accessibility of many areas of
Rhizome.

-- Publishing Tools and the Digest

We recently partnered with a commercial firm to develop publishing tools.
This was a rare chance to make a long overdue investment in the basic tools
used to manage the Rhizome website. The firm paid the cost of developing
these new tools, and we agreed to hold back on open sourcing the code for 3
years.

Our first use of these tools will upgrade the Rhizome Digest. I will create
an archive of the Digest, and will also convert the email to an HTML format.

-- Open Source

Recently Steve Or Steven offered to help with Rhizome development. To
facilitate this collaboration, I've setup Rhizome at sourceforge.net. Let
me know if you are interested in helping out.

Steve and I are working on a comments system for Rhizome. Another project
under development is a general upgrade to Rhizome's email systems. As these
projects are completed, I'll release the files in the normal open source
fashion.

We will enhance the options for licensing artworks in the Artbase.
Currently users have no choice and must agree to the Rhizome license. We
plan to add options for Creative Commons licenses. Let us know if there are
other applicable options that should be available.

Thank you for your support!

Cheers,

Patrick

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Patrick May
Director of Technology
Rhizome
210 11th Ave, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 219-1288 x202
mailto:patrick@rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org

DISCUSSION

Re: Christina McPhee (open forum)


Hello,

I've been following the conversation about post.thing.net over the last few
days. In a somewhat belated fashion, last night I registered at
post.thing.net. The site is very clean and responsive -- nice job G.H.!

One thing I noticed is that post.thing.net appears to allow one to login
using an account from another server. For example, when I registered I was
told that I could log in to drupal.org using patsplat@post.thing.net. It
should be possible to setup rhizome so that I could login to
post.thing.netwith my rhizome account,
i.e.:

1014168@rhizome.org / password

Where "1014168" is my Rhizome user id.

G.H., would you be interested in collaborating in this manner with Rhizome?
I don't think it would be any additional work for post.thing.net, and it
should make it easier for Rhizome users to visit post.thing.net.

I'm curious what people think of this idea.

Cheers,

Patrick

p.s. I grabbed my rhizome user id from my Member Directory link:

http://rhizome.org/member.rhiz?user_id14168

Not every user is listed in the Member Directory, but every user has a
unique id. Rhizome could be updated to make it easier to locate one's user
id.

On 11/16/06, G.H. Hovagimyan <ghh@thing.net> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> As part of the talk by Christina McPhee (co-sponsored by Rhizome) I've
> created a forum on http://post.thing.net for asking questions before the
> talk and continuing the discussion afterwards:
>
> http://post.thing.net/taxonomy/term/223
>
> In order to post to this you need to register and get a user ID & pswd
> here:
>
> http://post.thing.net/user/register
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> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>

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Patrick May
Director of Technology
Rhizome
210 11th Ave, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 219-1288 x202
mailto:patrick@rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org

DISCUSSION

Server status


Hello,

I wanted to report back on our server issues two weeks ago now. In
brief, it appears our server was compromised through an application
called squirrelmail. Rhizome doesn't store credit
cards or personal information, so what was at stake was our database
of emails and passwords. After considerable evaluation, there is no
evidence that the database was touched. We've hired a 3rd party
company to do a full security audit on our servers to minimize risk
that an incident like this will happen again.

Again, thanks for your patience while we dealt with the situation in
what we deemed the most safe and cautionary way.

Cheers,

Patrick May

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Director of Technology
Rhizome
210 11th Ave, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 219-1288 x202
mailto:patrick@rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org

DISCUSSION

raw status


Hello,

Just a quick note to let you know that RAW had a brief outtage and has
returned to operation. We are getting to the end of the process of
re-configuring the server, and this period of instability should be drawing
to a close.

Cheers,

Patrick

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Director of Technology
Rhizome
210 11th Ave, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 219-1288 x202
mailto:patrick@rhizome.org
http://rhizome.org