Zoë Salditch
zoe.salditch@rhizome.org
Works in New York, New York United States of America

BIO
Your favorite internet friend. <3
Director of Artist Relations @ Electric Objects. Formerly @ Rhizome and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.


Growing Up Internet: The Case of Chris Poole


Chris Poole (aka moot) is many things. He is the founder of the notorious 4chan (2003—), the bulletin board that gave rise to some of the most memorable memes of past decade, and Canv.as (2010—), a website that encourages sharing and remixing media. His most recent project, DrawQuest, is an iPad app that prompts users with a new drawing challenge every day. Its latest version was launched in the iTunes store last week. 

Poole embodies and understands the internet and online community in the way only a millennial who had a computer in his bedroom with no parental supervision can. He started 4chan when he was 15, and for the community that emerged around it, he belongs in the pantheon of internet gods. Their adoration went so far that in 2009, 4chan users flooded the Time 100 poll to award Poole as The World's Most Influential Person. They describe him in the satirical Internet culture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica as "supreme overlord of the Internet." He still devotes a considerable amount of time and money to 4chan, despite the fact that he can expect nothing in return. But although he stays involved in the community he created as an adolescent, Poole has grown up. Now, he’s an entrepreneur attempting to solve the puzzle of how to cultivate and – hopefully – monetize a creative online community. 

I met with Poole for bubble tea in the East Village on a hot Tuesday afternoon. After showing me the new updates in the latest version of DrawQuest, we talked about his views on art, online communities, and growing up internet.


Surf Report: gURLs


Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's shoes during her 13-hour filibuster on June 25, 2013.

Jennifer Steinkamp, from the seires Sexist Slides (1989). Slideshow projected on a street in Hollywood at EZTV.

Molly Soda, Inbox Full (2012). Ten-hour reading of questions sent to the artist from her Tumblr askbox.


We See In Every Direction Official Surf Party Video


For those of you who were unable to join us for the We See In Every Direction Official Surf Party last week, here is a video from the artist, Jonas Lund, that captures some of the highlights of what happens when dozens of people try to share a single browser window. Cursors circulate like flies, the URL window becomes a turf war and a good time is had by all.

Even if the official event is over, the party doesn't have to stop—you can still collaboratively surf the Web with strangers by installing We See, available on The Download. If you're hungry to learn more about the event you can also check out some tweets with the hashtag #WeSee or peep the Facebook event page where some discussion took place.

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The Download: Jonas Lund


This month The Download features We See In Every Direction (2013) a Web browser for collaborative, synchronized surfing by Swedish artist Jonas Lund. Browsing the Internet is typically an intimate and personal experience for just one person, but in We See, users traverse online information streams in a collective surfing environment. Users can type, click and change URLs in real time together; they can jockey for control of the browser--akin to fighting for the TV remote--or choose to sit back and let their friends take care of the surfing. Like many of Lund’s previous online works, the piece opens up the walled-off spaces of the Internet for shared use.

The Download is Rhizome's ongoing digital art exhibition and collecting program that features new works by great artists for free download. 

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Surf Report: Sext Me So I Know It's Real Edition


 

TIME Magazine, May 20, 2013. 

 

TIME Magazine, January 1, 2007.

Jon Rafman, New Age Demanded Microfiche Archive, 2013. Microfiche machine and custom microfiche. 51.5 x 33 x 48.4 cm. Via Future Gallery.

 

Sim Chang, from the series Flawless Love. (H/T to jemchan).

 

 

Jonathan Zawada

 

Amy Snodgrass, via Internet Poetry

 

Steph Davidson, Illustration for Businessweek article on Bitcoin, 28 March 2013.

 

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Discussions (16) Opportunities (6) Events (2) Jobs (5)
JOB

Rhizome General Intern


Deadline:
Tue Sep 20, 2011 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and mature candidate for a part-­‐time internship. Responsibilities include assisting with the daily administrative upkeep of the organization, research and production support of the Rhizome website, coordination of organizational projects, correspondence with artists, members, and press, and management of various social media platforms. Interns must be familiar with contemporary art and savvy with the web and new technologies.

The position is 8‐16 hours per week at the Rhizome office, which is located at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Manhattan. The intern will report to the Collections and Membership Manager and Director. Candidates must be based in New York and must be able to commit to one semester or 4 months beginning September 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be well versed with social media and the web. A keen interest in Arts and Non-­profit Administration is a plus. The candidate should have strong writing and analytical skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required and basic experience with Photoshop is preferred.

TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, to zoe.salditch[at]rhizome[dot]org. Review of applications will begin immediately.



JOB

Digital Archive Fellow


Deadline:
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:43

Call for Applications: RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit:
http://rhizome.org/

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and experienced candidate to work closely with the Collections Manager with all tasks concerning management of our new digital art archive. Responsibilities include assisting with the transition of artworks to the archive, inspecting and expanding records, help in the development and implementation of preservation policies, handling correspondence with artists, members and the press.

This opportunity is open to emerging professionals, recent graduates and those currently enrolled in graduate level degree programs in archival administration, museum studies or library science. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a plus. Those with a keen interest in contemporary art and new media art will be given the highest priority. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Photoshop skills are preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Zoë Salditch, zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.


JOB

Rhizome General Intern


Deadline:
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:39

Call for Applications: RHIZOME Intern (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit:
http://rhizome.org/

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and mature candidate for a part-time internship. Responsibilities include assisting with the daily administrative upkeep of the organization, research and production support of the Rhizome website, coordination of organizational projects, correspondence with artists, members, and press, and management of various social media platforms. Interns must be familiar with contemporary art and savvy with the web and new technologies.

The position is 8 - 16 hours per week at the Rhizome office, which is located at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Manhattan. The intern will report to the Collections and Membership Manager and Director. Candidates must be based in New York and must be able to commit to one semester or 4 months beginning February 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be well versed with social media and the web. A keen interest in Arts and Non-profit Administration is a plus. The candidate should have strong writing and analytical skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required and basic experience with Photoshop is preferred.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, to zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.


OPPORTUNITY

Rhizome Curatorial Fellow


Deadline:
Wed Aug 31, 2011 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Rhizome seeks a Curatorial Fellow for Fall 2011. The Fellow will support the curatorial and editorial departments at Rhizome through research, writing and administration. This position is a unique opportunity for a person interested in pursuing a career in contemporary art to further their engagement with the field and hone their professional skills.
The Curatorial Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 3-4 months, beginning in Fall 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged. The Curatorial Fellow will work directly with artists and be overseen by the Executive Director and Senior Editor.
The Fellow's primary responsibilities include:
*Research and coordination for upcoming exhibitions, events and special projects.
* Coordination and development of the Rhizome ArtBase, including
managing submissions and reaching out to artists
*Researching topics for editorial coverage and articles for Rhizome’s
blog and publications
* Administrative support of programs, such as Rhizome's monthly New
Silent Series at the New Museum
*General support of the organization
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a high level of familiarity
with contemporary art and particularly new media and its history.
Education or advanced experience beyond the undergraduate level is
preferred. At a minimum, the candidate should have very strong
writing, editing, and analytical skills, and very high internet
literacy. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is also required and
basic Photoshop skills are preferred.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume or C.V., three
references, and three writing samples (url's or attachments) to Lauren
Cornell at fellow(at)rhizome.org. Review of applications will begin
immediately. Starting date is September 5, 2011
DEADLINE: August 31, 2011



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