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.

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DISCUSSION

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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

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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

Shutting down rhizome server


Hello,

This morning we detected signs of a rootkit on the Rhizome.org server. We
are shutting the server down as we investigate the situation. Our ISP is
already preparing a replacement server with a clean up to date OS install,
at which point we will begin restoring services.

If you need to contact us, please use my personal email: mailto:
patrick@hexane.org.

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

DISCUSSION

Re: Community


Eric,

To improve the community aspect of the Rhizome Commissions program, I
think we need to keep in mind that most of our community will not win
a commission. Most of our community will spend time doing these
actions:

+ proposing a commission
+ voting on proposals
+ discussing proposals

If we can make these activities more rewarding in and of themselves,
I think we will see a more spirited community result from the next
round of Rhizome Commissions.

In the last round of Rhizome Commissions , a prevailing comment was
that proposal pages received very few visits -- as low as 6-7 hits
over the entire voting period. While the votes were evenly spread
over the proposals, multiple participants were dissatisfied that few
voters read the proposals. I think this can be addressed with
changes to the design of the voting process.

We might be able to create HTML code for a Rhizome Commissions
toolbar, somewhat like what Blogger.com puts on their blogs. All
proposals would be required to insert this code (a javascript
include) onto their proposal page. Using this toolbar, we could
steer voting traffic through the project proposal pages. Also, we
could facilitate discussion by adding comment links onto the toolbar.

We appreciate feedback on this issue.

Cheers,

Patrick

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

On Sep 30, 2006, at 11:48 PM, Eric Dymond wrote:

> This is sort of a reply to Alexis, but it seems pertinent to other
> threads as well.
> Why not make the Rhizome commisions contribute to the Rhizome
> community?
> In other words, rather than spending money on individuals
> individual-centric work, make the paramters enhance the Rhizome
> Community. No more new media for new medias sake.
> It would go something like this:
> "Rhizome Commissions are looking for interactive new media works
> that enable the Rhizome community to interact, communicate and
> otherwise get involved in the online community."
> That would be a first step towards evolvong into something new.
> I know, members are going to complain, but really, we all pay for
> the service, and have an interest in its evolution. This would
> create a really interesting and creative environment.
> Eric
> +
> -> 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

DISCUSSION

Re: Community


Eric,

To improve the community aspect of the Rhizome Commissions program, I
think we need to keep in mind that most of our community will not win
a commission. Most of our community will spend time doing these
actions:

+ proposing a commission
+ voting on proposals
+ discussing proposals

If we can make these activities more rewarding in and of themselves,
I think we will see a more spirited community result from the next
round of Rhizome Commissions.

In the last round of Rhizome Commissions , a prevailing comment was
that proposal pages received very few visits -- as low as 6-7 hits
over the entire voting period. While the votes were evenly spread
over the proposals, multiple participants were dissatisfied that few
voters read the proposals. I think this can be addressed with
changes to the design of the voting process.

We might be able to create HTML code for a Rhizome Commissions
toolbar, somewhat like what Blogger.com puts on their blogs. All
proposals would be required to insert this code (a javascript
include) onto their proposal page. Using this toolbar, we could
steer voting traffic through the project proposal pages. Also, we
could facilitate discussion by adding comment links onto the toolbar.

We appreciate feedback on this issue.

Cheers,

Patrick

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

On Sep 30, 2006, at 11:48 PM, Eric Dymond wrote:

> This is sort of a reply to Alexis, but it seems pertinent to other
> threads as well.
> Why not make the Rhizome commisions contribute to the Rhizome
> community?
> In other words, rather than spending money on individuals
> individual-centric work, make the paramters enhance the Rhizome
> Community. No more new media for new medias sake.
> It would go something like this:
> "Rhizome Commissions are looking for interactive new media works
> that enable the Rhizome community to interact, communicate and
> otherwise get involved in the online community."
> That would be a first step towards evolvong into something new.
> I know, members are going to complain, but really, we all pay for
> the service, and have an interest in its evolution. This would
> create a really interesting and creative environment.
> Eric
> +
> -> 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