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.
TIME Magazine, May 20, 2013.
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Jon Rafman, New Age Demanded Microfiche Archive, 2013. Microfiche machine and custom microfiche. 51.5 x 33 x 48.4 cm. Via Future Gallery.
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On April 20, 2013, a nice spring Saturday, some brilliant minds from art and technology met to share the ideas and projects that emerged from a one-day interdisciplinary collaboration. For those of you who were unable to join us for Seven on Seven this year, below are videos from each presentation so you can see their presentations for yourself.
Rhizome is pleased to present The Download's first free and open project, featuring Deanna Havas. Havas offers a solution to earn back your membership donation once required to access The Download. By participating in the Affiliate Program (2013) a user can set up their own affiliate website to generate traffic to its host site, deannahavas.com. As an afﬁliate publisher, you will be reimbursed relative to how much trafﬁc you drive to the site, which is calculated via metrics like pay per click and cost per impression. The package includes a small website, banner ads, and media ready to use for your microsite as well as step by step instructions to create your website. Affiliate Program creates an alternative economy that enables a Rhizome member to reap rewards by participating in the program.
The Download is Rhizome's digital art collecting program which features one work per month for free download.
Album cover for ECCOS
This month, The Download premieres Andrew Norman Wilson's first experimental album, ECCOS (2012), a modified soudtrack from an Ecco the Dolphin gameplay video. Wilson contextualizes ECCOS as furniture music: not a centerpiece, but a backdrop for thought and other activities. The project utilizes an input output system, in which he employs the simple "change speed" and "echo" effects in Final Cut Pro and pushes them to their maximum values. Wilson has diagrammed the process (included in The Download), relating it to kindred experiments like Brian Eno's Discreet Music. In that spirit, ECCOS seeks –and finds– a limit within the music itself.
Learn more about Wilson's diverse practice in his interview with former Rhizome Editorial Fellow, Louis Doulas.
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The grants will be determined by a jury of art and Tumblr experts: Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum and Artistic Director of the 55th Venice Biennale; Laurie Anderson, noted experimental performance artist and musician; Jon Rafman, leading contemporary artist; Zoë Salditch, Rhizome's Program Director; and Topherchris, Tumblr Editorial Director.
Application Deadline: Wednesday May 15, 2013
You can access your proposal by going to your account page and clicking on 'Commissions Voting' (I know that's a odd label, we're working on fixing that..). From there you'll see 'Your Proposals' and when you click on it you'll see a link to edit.
Feel free to email me zoe [dot] salditch [at] rhizome if you have any other troubles!
You and I have talked F2F about this kind of programming many times and you know I couldn't agree with you more. You make an excellent point about how community is built IRL and that's one of my goals as Program Director. I love the idea of more informal events, gatherings and the like, to compliment our lectures, panels and performances. Organizing informal and conversational events (both IRL and URL) around these programs could make Rhizome programming more robust and impactful.
I think it's safe to say that Michael and I are very excited to work together to tie programs and editorial so that they feed into one another more seamlessly.
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Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Rhizome seeks an experienced Editor & Curator to create and communicate a distinctive and unique voice for Rhizome – one that is international in scope and engages with the history, values and direction of the organization as a leader in contemporary art and technology.
Rhizome is a 501c3 non-profit organization based within the iconic New Museum of Contemporary Art in SoHo, NYC. Founded in 1996, Rhizome's programs, many of which happen online, support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic, social and political implications of new tools and media.
The role will significantly shape the artistic direction of the organization overall. The Editor & Curator will be primarily responsible for the editorial vision of Rhizome.org, assigning, editing and occasionally writing features for the site. Additionally, s/he will ensure the art and ideas featured on the site tie into all areas of Rhizome’s program, by working closely with the Rhizome staff, and by initiating and/or leading on select curatorial programs.
- To work closely with the Executive Director to shape Rhizome’s overall artistic direction
- Assign, edit and occasionally write stories for the Rhizome.org site, across a variety of disciplines including art and technology
- Cultivate and manage a strong team of writers
- Develop and experiment with formats for Rhizome’s online publishing, while maintaining consistent voice and style guide
- Act as a strong and visible advocate for Rhizome through public speaking, online/social media discussion and other avenues
- Help engage with and cultivate a readership and community around Rhizome.org
- Initiate and lead on select curatorial and public programs; feed curatorial ideas into all Rhizome programs
- Proactively feed into strategic conversations about Rhizome’s site, programs and future
- Thorough knowledge of contemporary art, technology, and online culture
- Senior experience in editing and/or curating, ideally with demonstrated aptitude in both
- An understanding of and interest in online publishing
- Writing experience that demonstrates a high capacity for critical thought and strong ideas
- Excellent national and international contacts in art and technology, as well as with writers
- Articulate and engaging communicator; confident public speaking skills and an excellent command of the written language
- Managerial and team working skills, and generosity, toward working effectively within an organizational structure
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to email@example.com by Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's possible there is some kind of documentation about Media Z Lounge in the Rhizome or New Museum archives. We'll keep our eyes peeled!