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🚨 This Saturday, December 10 at , Rhizome is excited to present the first major US museum presentation of CyberPowWow, 🖼...
12/08/2022

🚨 This Saturday, December 10 at , Rhizome is excited to present the first major US museum presentation of CyberPowWow, 🖼 🍃🖥 launched by the Nation to Nation collective ([](https://www.instagram.com/Skawennati/), Ryan Rice, Eric Robertson) in 1997! The exhibition will be accompanied by a panel discussion at 3pm featuring 🧤artist , 🦋 historian and co-organizer Mikhel Proulx, and 🐜 Rhizome Preservation Director Dragan Espenschied. Purchase tickets at the link in bio.

🤓 If you’re interested in learning more about Rhizome’s restoration of the groundbreaking project, read 👉 “Continuing the Preservation of CyberPowWow” by Rhizome’s Preservation Director Dragan Espenschied. Dragan discusses The Palace—an obsolete, multi-user graphical chat interface from 1996, and the “Emulation as a Service” framework. 👩‍💻 Link in bio to read it on the blog!

[Image 1] Michelle Nahanee, onguard, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 2] Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Mom_and _Me, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 3] r e a, room5, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 4] Trevor Van Weeren, black_whit, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 5] Jason E. Lewis, eye, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

Architectural maximalist and acafan Pete Jiadong Qiang () discusses his work surrounding online fandom communities in Ch...
12/02/2022

Architectural maximalist and acafan Pete Jiadong Qiang () discusses his work surrounding online fandom communities in China, his VR game “Q***rMaximalism HyperBody,” the Japanese literary genre “Boys’ Love”, and Jose Esteban Munoz’s theory “Q***r Futurity” in this latest Artist Profile with Banyi Huang (), now up on the blog. Read the full interview at the link in bio!

[Image 1]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Tang Fei.

[Image 2] - Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and CheeseTalk.


[Image 3]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, HAEXP (Health Aficionado Experimentation)(2016). Courtesy of the artist.

[Image 4]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Jingzhi.

[Image 5]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Project Search (2022). Courtesy of the artist and With in/out Linhai.

Documentation from the Cyberfeminism Index Book Launch is now 🆙 on the blog! 🔗 ➡️ bio to watch! On November 14, Rhizome ...
11/30/2022

Documentation from the Cyberfeminism Index Book Launch is now 🆙 on the blog! 🔗 ➡️ bio to watch!

On November 14, Rhizome hosted the sold-out book launch for Seu’s cyberfeminism index 📖 (which is still available for pre-order via , with distribution by ARTBOOK D.A.P. ❗️)The event featured a performative reading of the hyptertext anthology by Seu, with presentations by artist contributors , , .jane, with as respondent.

⭐️ Launched in 2020 with support from the Rhizome Commissions program, Cyberfeminism Index began as a website featuring projects in a wide range of modes and media relating expansively to the productively complicated portmanteau from which it drew its name. The website was conceptualized and facilitated by Seu, who also “gathered” the entries, and developed by Angeline Meitzler, with frontend support from Janine Rosen and PDF support from Charles Broskoski. Welcoming submissions from the public, the always-incomplete project featured links, descriptions, and images that represented a long history of experimentation with and critical thought about “how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology.”

📸 Photos by Shina Peng (.peng), and special thanks to Derek Wright for recording the event!

On December 10 at the , Rhizome will present CyberPowWow, one of the first major online art exhibitions launched by the ...
11/21/2022

On December 10 at the , Rhizome will present CyberPowWow, one of the first major online art exhibitions launched by the Nation to Nation collective (, Ryan Rice, Eric Robertson) in 1997!

Described as “an Aboriginally determined territory in cyberspace,” CyberPowWow presented works by Indigenous artists–sometimes in dialogue with works by settler artists–in a multi-user, graphical chat environment, which was available online as well as in community centers across North America.

The one-day pop-up exhibition in the New Museum Sky Room will feature 🖥🖥🖥🖥 four computer terminals for members of the public to engage with CyberPowWow in a legacy computer environment throughout the day. Rhizome staff will be on hand to discuss the project with members of the public. 🫂

At 3pm, Rhizome will also host a CyberPowWow panel discussion featuring artists and Jason E. Lewis of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (), scholar Mikhel Proulx, and Rhizome’s Preservation Director, Dragan Espenschied.

Link in bio to purchase tickets to the event or RSVP for the livestream🚨📹

[Image 1]- Laura Coombs, CyberPowWow Poster, 2022

[Image 2]- Rosalie Favell, CPW04, 2004

[Image 3]- CyberPowWow 4 Reading Room, CPW04, 2004
[Image 4]- CPW04, 2004

[Image 5]- Greg A. Hill, CPW04, 2004

[Image 6]- Joseph Tekaroniake Lazare, CPW04, 2004

[Image 7]- Rosalie Favell, CPW04, 2004

[Image 8]- Archer Pechawis, CPW04, 2004

In the latest of our Artist Profile series, Collin Leitch (.rn) & Elizaveta Shneyderman () talk computer-aided design 💾,...
11/01/2022

In the latest of our Artist Profile series, Collin Leitch (.rn) & Elizaveta Shneyderman () talk computer-aided design 💾, Hollis Frampton 🧑‍🎨, cars 🚗, and Collin’s recent show “World Edit” 🌎✍️ , on the blog. Artist Profiles are interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies.

📖 Read the profile at the link in our bio 🤝

1- Collin Leitch, Life, Car Thief (2021). Courtesy of Shoot the Lobster

2- Collin Leitch, Genesis Invitational (2022). Courtesy of Shoot the Lobster

3 - Collin Leitch, Vieiwing (detail) (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

On November 14, 7 pm, Rhizome will host the book launch for designer and editor Mindy Seu’s () Cyberfeminism Index at . ...
10/26/2022

On November 14, 7 pm, Rhizome will host the book launch for designer and editor Mindy Seu’s () Cyberfeminism Index at . The event will feature a performative reading led by Seu followed by a conversation with artists contributors Prema Murthy (), Tega Brain (), and E. Jane (), with McKenzie Wark () as respondent.

⭐️ Launched in 2020 with support from the Rhizome Commissions program, Cyberfeminism Index began as a website (cyberfeminismindex.com) featuring projects in a wide range of modes and media relating expansively to the productively complicated portmanteau from which it drew its name.

👀 Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event📚 🥳

🔗 Link in Bio to purchase tickets

Big news from Rhizome HQ! After an extensive international search, Makayla Bailey  (formerly Development Director) and M...
09/08/2022

Big news from Rhizome HQ! After an extensive international search, Makayla Bailey (formerly Development Director) and Michael Connor (formerly Artistic Director) have been newly appointed to the joint role of Co-Executive Directors of Rhizome. Join us in welcoming Makayla & Michael to this new role!

Read the full announcement on our blog—link in bio.

Images:
1. Makayla and Michael at , photo by Christine Rivera
2. Makayla gives remarks at the 2022 benefit, photo byMarsha Lebedev Bernstein
3. Michael at the podium at 7x7 2015, photo (c) BFA
4. Makayla and Michael sharing a laugh at , photo by Christine Rivera

Join us today at 1pm for a special Twitter Spaces conversation with 🏴‍☠️NFT Pirate Radio   🏴‍☠️featuring Makayla Bailey ...
08/26/2022

Join us today at 1pm for a special Twitter Spaces conversation with 🏴‍☠️NFT Pirate Radio 🏴‍☠️featuring Makayla Bailey and of Rhizome, moderated by Chuck Anderson ! 🃏🃏🃏

NYC, tonight is our party with .zora and !Reposting bc of the great poster art (and also bc we had left the fantastic .m...
05/31/2022

NYC, tonight is our party with .zora and !

Reposting bc of the great poster art (and also bc we had left the fantastic .maivino off the drinks sponsor list 🥴)

Meet us at Bowery Terrace tonight at 10pm to celebrate our community, which is at the core of the work we do to support the presentation, interpretation, and preservation of digital art and culture.

The night will begin with a performance by , followed by DJ sets and music by , , , and

This event is 21+ with an open bar including drinks provided by , , and .maivno

The ticket donation is $30 or more! Grab yours at the link in our bio, see you there!

Flyer courtesy of .i.r.u.e.l

05/06/2022

We’d like to invite you to Rhizome’s 2022 Benefit Dinner! 🥂🍾, hosted in partnership with .zora at the Bowery Terrace on Tuesday, May 31.

Our first since early 2020, this benefit will honor artist Rachel Rossin and Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology. Both Rossin and Martin have made seminal contributions to art’s engagmeent with technology, providing us with robust tools to make sense of the evolving virtual world.

Limited tickets for this celebratory dinner are available for purchase via the link in our bio. See you there! 🪩

Save the date! On Saturday May 14, at 2pm and 7pm  will debut a new composition, The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far),...
05/02/2022

Save the date! On Saturday May 14, at 2pm and 7pm will debut a new composition, The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far), at 🖊️🌬️🦋✨ This will be Whistlegraph’s first live appearance in New York! Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with . Discounted tickets are available for students and Rhizome members.

Link in bio for event details and tickets!

Image: The three members of Whistlegraph (Alex Freundlich, Camille Klein, and Jeffrey Scudder) pose underneath a blackboard with chalk drawings. Courtesy of Whistlegraph.

“Tom was part of the internet that was the good internet. an internet dedicated to sharing knowledge and culture and con...
04/06/2022

“Tom was part of the internet that was the good internet. an internet dedicated to sharing knowledge and culture and connecting people - and he did connect people.” -

“Tom was funny, smart, caring, and uncompromising in a way very few people are.” -

In memory of Tom Moody’s passing, we invited several of his close friends and collaborators to share remembrances, tributes, and artworks reflecting Tom’s legacy. These remembrances are a powerful reminder of how important Tom’s work was— his mentorship of other digital artists, his achievements in advancing theoretical ideas around digital art, and his artistic output.

Visit the link on our bio to read the full post. Image: Portrait of Tom Moody by , reworked by Moody.

At the blog, our director has shared the bittersweet news that on April 15, 2022, he’ll be stepping down to join his fam...
04/05/2022

At the blog, our director has shared the bittersweet news that on April 15, 2022, he’ll be stepping down to join his family in Los Angeles and begin a new role at the Getty Foundation focused on Pacific Standard Time 2024. To share ’s words: “Supporting Rhizome’s mission as Director has been an irreplicable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As with the field it champions, the organization will continue to strengthen and evolve to meet the potential of a born-digital culture. And I'll look forward to watching its story unfold as a member of its community far into its bright future.”

📸 “Contemporary Designs”, 2011 by Jacob Dahl Jürgensen. via VVORK.

🚨Open Call Alert 🚨 We are now accepting submissions of artist-made Tumblrs for our next ArtBase open call: “Some Tumblrs...
04/01/2022

🚨Open Call Alert 🚨 We are now accepting submissions of artist-made Tumblrs for our next ArtBase open call: “Some Tumblrs!” Artists may submit in one of three categories:

“Performance and Portraiture” selected with Molly Soda, artist () “3D Graphics” selected with Ari Spool, internet culture expert ()
“Memes and Macros” selected with RaFia Santana, artist ()

Submissions will be accepted through April 15. Link in bio for more information!

Image: ’s “greek new media sh*t,” accessioned to the ArtBase in 2011.

Join us in welcoming two new staff members: Zion Douglass (), Program Assistant, and Briana Griffin (.muein), Community ...
03/16/2022

Join us in welcoming two new staff members: Zion Douglass (), Program Assistant, and Briana Griffin (.muein), Community Designer 🎉

Link in bio for the full announcement!

We have one more event planned for LA this week:  and  in conversation, this Friday at 6PM at 526 N Western Ave, coprese...
02/15/2022

We have one more event planned for LA this week: and in conversation, this Friday at 6PM at 526 N Western Ave, copresented with UCI Claire Trevor School of The Arts and . The two will revisit Dean's "Notes on Blacceleration" and Clarke's "Reverse Hallucinations in the Lower Delta" + more. Reception planned.

This event follows our premiere of Clarke’s “Shirley Sound & Further Processions” (📸) as part of a night-long event tomorrow, with and , tomorrow Hollywood.

"The way digital art and our virtual spaces decompose is nothing short of poetic." Nathalie Lawhead  is interviewed by R...
02/01/2022

"The way digital art and our virtual spaces decompose is nothing short of poetic." Nathalie Lawhead is interviewed by Ryan Kuo in our newest Artist Profile.

Read it on the blog! Link in bio.

Images: Screenshots from Nathalie Lawhead’s “Electric Zine Maker” (2021), “The Bone Lair” (2021), “⚠ The Sweet Escape Open Directory ⚠” (2020). Courtesy Nathalie Lawhead.

Some news from Rhizome HQ: Celine Wong Katzman has been promoted to Curator. In her new role, Celine will focus on commi...
01/28/2022

Some news from Rhizome HQ: Celine Wong Katzman has been promoted to Curator. In her new role, Celine will focus on commissions, ArtBase content, and related publishing. Congratulations 🔥🔥🔥

Link in bio for the full announcement!

As a part of our Executable Poetry open call juried by , .parrish, , and , we’ve added fifteen artworks to the ArtBase, ...
12/21/2021

As a part of our Executable Poetry open call juried by , .parrish, , and , we’ve added fifteen artworks to the ArtBase, our archive of more than 2000 born-digital artworks. These mark the first formal accessions since the relaunch of the ArtBase in April 2021.

The new accessions include works of hypertext, software languages, generative poetry, machine learning-driven composition, poetic malware, and more! Congratulations to Kil

Read more on the blog! Link in bio.

We’re thrilled to welcome Makayla Bailey as our new Development Director, starting December 1. Makayla has worked at MoM...
11/19/2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Makayla Bailey as our new Development Director, starting December 1.

Makayla has worked at MoMA, LAXART, and The Studio Museum in Harlem in both curatorial and development capacities. In 2020, she co-organized our Rhizome Benefit honoring Seth Price and Devin Kenny.

In this role, she’ll be a key advocate for the org, but also our supporters and audience. Welcome!

We’re hiring a full-time Community Designer! Intended for someone with an understanding of UX design and a passion for d...
11/16/2021

We’re hiring a full-time Community Designer! Intended for someone with an understanding of UX design and a passion for digital culture and community engagement, the Community Designer will research user communities around Rhizome's offerings to iterate and better integrate our various digital properties: rhizome.org, the ArtBase archive, the web archiving service Conifer, bespoke exhibition websites, and more. This individual will impact all aspects of our program, and act as a thoughtful conduit for our users.

Applications are due December 13. Link in bio.

10/19/2021

What can cryptoeconomics mean for cultural institutions? Join us Nov 4 for an event organized with as we convene conversations on this topic, broadcast from and free to attend on the www. With guests Hito Steyerl, , Keller Easterling, , Ruth Catlow, , , , María Paula Fernandez, Jason Bailey , , , and Aaron Wright.

Following 7 years of research and development, the ArtBase has relaunched as a new kind of archive for born-digital art....
04/26/2021

Following 7 years of research and development, the ArtBase has relaunched as a new kind of archive for born-digital art.

Since 2014, Rhizome’s preservation team, under the direction of Dragan Espenschied, has been working to re-implement the software infrastructure for this unique archive as part of a larger effort to develop better tools for accessing and understanding legacy digital culture. Today, we are unveiling the first phase of this major research project, with a relaunched ArtBase featuring new infrastructure, improved metadata and presentation, and a new accessioning process.

Read more about it – https://rhizome.org/editorial/2021/apr/26/the-artbase-relaunches-welcome-to-linked-open-data/

04/13/2021

“A successful online exhibition, like a Renoir film, speaks to a world that spills beyond the edges of the frame.” Read “Rules of the Game,”the second text in Michael Connor’s series on curating online exhibitions. https://rhizome.org/editorial/2021/apr/12/the-rules-of-the-game/

Image: CyberPowWow, 1997-2005, curated by Skawennati and collaborators.

New on Rhizome: Michael Connor on NFTs and the world we've inherited from CryptoKitties.
03/03/2021
Another New World

New on Rhizome: Michael Connor on NFTs and the world we've inherited from CryptoKitties.

NFTs aren’t just for cats anymore. What do they mean for digital art?

Now Live, online and off: "World on a Wire" from  and .lifestyle, an exhibition of artists working with synthetic life a...
01/28/2021

Now Live, online and off: "World on a Wire" from  and .lifestyle, an exhibition of artists working with synthetic life and simulation. "World on a Wire" features Mariia Fedorova, LU Fei & LEI Jianhao, JooYoung Oh, Sascha Pohflepp, (1978-2019), Matthew Lutz, and Alessia Nigretti, Pete Jiadong Qiang (📸), Tabor Robak, Rachel Rossin (📸), Timur Si-Qin, Theo Triantafyllidis (📸), YE Nan, and ZZYW (Zhenzhen Qi & Yang Wan). See more at link in bio.

Just Announced: We're partnering with  on new platforms to showcase leading digital art globally. Our partnership kicks ...
01/21/2021

Just Announced: We're partnering with on new platforms to showcase leading digital art globally. Our partnership kicks off next week on January 28 with the premiere of:

World on a Wire

a group exhibition of synthetic life forms and on the poetics of simulation, simultaneously at worldonawire.net + the Hyundai Motorstudio network.

Artist list, artworks, everything debuts next week. More to come!

Despite being “99% bad,” or perhaps because of this, Flash has been a hugely important cultural software. As deprecation...
12/31/2020

Despite being “99% bad,” or perhaps because of this, Flash has been a hugely important cultural software. As deprecation looms, iconic works of Flash art are at risk, such as Yale Kanarek’s “World of Awe” seen above. We’ve got a modest fundraiser ending today for emulation upgrades to preserve works composed of Flash, and we’re ending the drive with a twitch stream tonight. Link and schedule ➡️ stories.

11/23/2020

Rhizome will relaunch the ArtBase this year! Thanks to a grant from , we will soon offer access to this important archive via Linked Open Data, marking an important milestone in the digital archives field. Link in bio; video from 2001 Rhizome promo tape.

10/22/2020

‘Cyberfeminism Index' is an in-progress collection of resources for techno-critical works from 1990–2020, gathered and facilitated by . Link in bio!

The work is copresented with

as part of First Look: New Art Online.

Episode one of 7x7 Stavanger launches in 5 minutes:Artist & Filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang x Kate Adamala, Assistant Professor...
10/05/2020
7x7.no

Episode one of 7x7 Stavanger launches in 5 minutes:

Artist & Filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang x Kate Adamala, Assistant Professor Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at University of Minnesota

Founded by Rhizome in 2010, 7x7 pairs artists and technologists and challenges them to make new things. The first Norway-based edition, 7x7 Stavanger will premiere new projects daily through 30-minute livestream broadcasts on this site from October 5–11.

Together with Kunsthall Stavanger, we've reimagined 7x7 as a fully online program, lunching October 5 and free to all. L...
09/22/2020
7×7 Stavanger: Newly Imagined, Online Only at 7×7.no

Together with Kunsthall Stavanger, we've reimagined 7x7 as a fully online program, lunching October 5 and free to all. Learn more below.

Together with Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway, we are delighted to announce 7×7 Stavanger, a newly-imagined, socially-distanced edition of our longstanding platform pairing visionaries from the fields of art and technology and charging them to create new projects through one-on-one collabor...

In partnership with Small Data Industries, we've undertaken significant restoration work on The Thing BBS. We'll be laun...
07/11/2020
Phantom Threads: The Thing BBS Revisited

In partnership with Small Data Industries, we've undertaken significant restoration work on The Thing BBS. We'll be launching selections, and hosting two live online events beginning July 21.

Our embedded PhD researcher Lozana Rossenova has spent the past few years conducting participatory research to conceptua...
05/20/2020
Design Research for a New ArtBase

Our embedded PhD researcher Lozana Rossenova has spent the past few years conducting participatory research to conceptualize a new data model for born-digital culture and a new user interface for the Rhizome ArtBase. The first of her reports are now available on line:

Research for a new data model and interface design framework for the archive.

Rhizome and New Museum have partnered with Chronus Art Center(CAC), 아트센터 나비 art center nabi, and others on "We=Link: Ten...
03/30/2020
First Look: We=Link

Rhizome and New Museum have partnered with Chronus Art Center(CAC), 아트센터 나비 art center nabi, and others on "We=Link: Ten Easy Pieces," a First Look online exhibition of newly commissioned net art works for WeChat and the web.

In partnership with Chronus Art Center (CAC) and a group of international contemporary art spaces that support born-digital practice, Rhizome and the New Museum have commissioned new works of net art for WeChat, the essential Chinese social network. New works have been commissioned from Raphaël...

Join us for an online event next Thursday, 3/19 - RSVP to rsvp@rhizome.org for stream link/reminder: Published fifty yea...
03/12/2020
Expanded Cinema Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition Book Launch

Join us for an online event next Thursday, 3/19 - RSVP to [email protected] for stream link/reminder: Published fifty years ago, Gene Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema was a landmark account of early media arts in the US, written by a self-described “twenty-six-year-old former crime reporter with only a high school education.” With an introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller, the book offered an in-depth account of artists working with light shows, immersive projection, computer-generated imagery, and television, and addressed topics from sexuality to political revolution. To mark its fiftieth-anniversary re-release by Fordham University Press, Michael Connor will host an online screening and a conversation about Expanded Cinema and its legacy, featuring Youngblood.

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🚨 This Saturday, December 10 at , Rhizome is excited to present the first major US museum presentation of CyberPowWow, 🖼 🍃🖥 launched by the Nation to Nation collective ([](https://www.instagram.com/Skawennati/), Ryan Rice, Eric Robertson) in 1997! The exhibition will be accompanied by a panel discussion at 3pm featuring 🧤artist , 🦋 historian and co-organizer Mikhel Proulx, and 🐜 Rhizome Preservation Director Dragan Espenschied. Purchase tickets at the link in bio.

🤓 If you’re interested in learning more about Rhizome’s restoration of the groundbreaking project, read 👉 “Continuing the Preservation of CyberPowWow” by Rhizome’s Preservation Director Dragan Espenschied. Dragan discusses The Palace—an obsolete, multi-user graphical chat interface from 1996, and the “Emulation as a Service” framework. 👩‍💻 Link in bio to read it on the blog!

[Image 1] Michelle Nahanee, onguard, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 2] Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Mom_and _Me, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 3] r e a, room5, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 4] Trevor Van Weeren, black_whit, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.

[Image 5] Jason E. Lewis, eye, 2001. Screenshot, 2022, The Palace 3.5.0 on Windows XP SP2. Courtesy of the artist and Rhizome.
Architectural maximalist and acafan Pete Jiadong Qiang () discusses his work surrounding online fandom communities in China, his VR game “Q***rMaximalism HyperBody,” the Japanese literary genre “Boys’ Love”, and Jose Esteban Munoz’s theory “Q***r Futurity” in this latest Artist Profile with Banyi Huang (), now up on the blog. Read the full interview at the link in bio!

[Image 1]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Tang Fei.

[Image 2] - Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and CheeseTalk.


[Image 3]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, HAEXP (Health Aficionado Experimentation)(2016). Courtesy of the artist.

[Image 4]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Q***r Maximalism HyperBody (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Jingzhi.

[Image 5]- Pete Jiadong Qiang, Project Search (2022). Courtesy of the artist and With in/out Linhai.
Documentation from the Cyberfeminism Index Book Launch is now 🆙 on the blog! 🔗 ➡️ bio to watch!

On November 14, Rhizome hosted the sold-out book launch for Seu’s cyberfeminism index 📖 (which is still available for pre-order via , with distribution by ARTBOOK D.A.P. ❗️)The event featured a performative reading of the hyptertext anthology by Seu, with presentations by artist contributors , , .jane, with as respondent.

⭐️ Launched in 2020 with support from the Rhizome Commissions program, Cyberfeminism Index began as a website featuring projects in a wide range of modes and media relating expansively to the productively complicated portmanteau from which it drew its name. The website was conceptualized and facilitated by Seu, who also “gathered” the entries, and developed by Angeline Meitzler, with frontend support from Janine Rosen and PDF support from Charles Broskoski. Welcoming submissions from the public, the always-incomplete project featured links, descriptions, and images that represented a long history of experimentation with and critical thought about “how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology.”

📸 Photos by Shina Peng (.peng), and special thanks to Derek Wright for recording the event!
On December 10 at the , Rhizome will present CyberPowWow, one of the first major online art exhibitions launched by the Nation to Nation collective (, Ryan Rice, Eric Robertson) in 1997!

Described as “an Aboriginally determined territory in cyberspace,” CyberPowWow presented works by Indigenous artists–sometimes in dialogue with works by settler artists–in a multi-user, graphical chat environment, which was available online as well as in community centers across North America.

The one-day pop-up exhibition in the New Museum Sky Room will feature 🖥🖥🖥🖥 four computer terminals for members of the public to engage with CyberPowWow in a legacy computer environment throughout the day. Rhizome staff will be on hand to discuss the project with members of the public. 🫂

At 3pm, Rhizome will also host a CyberPowWow panel discussion featuring artists and Jason E. Lewis of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (), scholar Mikhel Proulx, and Rhizome’s Preservation Director, Dragan Espenschied.

Link in bio to purchase tickets to the event or RSVP for the livestream🚨📹

[Image 1]- Laura Coombs, CyberPowWow Poster, 2022

[Image 2]- Rosalie Favell, CPW04, 2004

[Image 3]- CyberPowWow 4 Reading Room, CPW04, 2004
[Image 4]- CPW04, 2004

[Image 5]- Greg A. Hill, CPW04, 2004

[Image 6]- Joseph Tekaroniake Lazare, CPW04, 2004

[Image 7]- Rosalie Favell, CPW04, 2004

[Image 8]- Archer Pechawis, CPW04, 2004
In the latest of our Artist Profile series, Collin Leitch (.rn) & Elizaveta Shneyderman () talk computer-aided design 💾, Hollis Frampton 🧑‍🎨, cars 🚗, and Collin’s recent show “World Edit” 🌎✍️ , on the blog. Artist Profiles are interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies.

📖 Read the profile at the link in our bio 🤝

1- Collin Leitch, Life, Car Thief (2021). Courtesy of Shoot the Lobster

2- Collin Leitch, Genesis Invitational (2022). Courtesy of Shoot the Lobster

3 - Collin Leitch, Vieiwing (detail) (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
On November 14, 7 pm, Rhizome will host the book launch for designer and editor Mindy Seu’s () Cyberfeminism Index at . The event will feature a performative reading led by Seu followed by a conversation with artists contributors Prema Murthy (), Tega Brain (), and E. Jane (), with McKenzie Wark () as respondent.

⭐️ Launched in 2020 with support from the Rhizome Commissions program, Cyberfeminism Index began as a website (cyberfeminismindex.com) featuring projects in a wide range of modes and media relating expansively to the productively complicated portmanteau from which it drew its name.

👀 Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event📚 🥳

🔗 Link in Bio to purchase tickets
Big news from Rhizome HQ! After an extensive international search, Makayla Bailey (formerly Development Director) and Michael Connor (formerly Artistic Director) have been newly appointed to the joint role of Co-Executive Directors of Rhizome. Join us in welcoming Makayla & Michael to this new role!

Read the full announcement on our blog—link in bio.

Images:
1. Makayla and Michael at , photo by Christine Rivera
2. Makayla gives remarks at the 2022 benefit, photo byMarsha Lebedev Bernstein
3. Michael at the podium at 7x7 2015, photo (c) BFA
4. Makayla and Michael sharing a laugh at , photo by Christine Rivera
Join us today at 1pm for a special Twitter Spaces conversation with 🏴‍☠️NFT Pirate Radio 🏴‍☠️featuring Makayla Bailey and of Rhizome, moderated by Chuck Anderson ! 🃏🃏🃏
NYC, tonight is our party with .zora and !

Reposting bc of the great poster art (and also bc we had left the fantastic .maivino off the drinks sponsor list 🥴)

Meet us at Bowery Terrace tonight at 10pm to celebrate our community, which is at the core of the work we do to support the presentation, interpretation, and preservation of digital art and culture.

The night will begin with a performance by , followed by DJ sets and music by , , , and

This event is 21+ with an open bar including drinks provided by , , and .maivno

The ticket donation is $30 or more! Grab yours at the link in our bio, see you there!

Flyer courtesy of .i.r.u.e.l
We’d like to invite you to Rhizome’s 2022 Benefit Dinner! 🥂🍾, hosted in partnership with .zora at the Bowery Terrace on Tuesday, May 31.

Our first since early 2020, this benefit will honor artist Rachel Rossin and Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology. Both Rossin and Martin have made seminal contributions to art’s engagmeent with technology, providing us with robust tools to make sense of the evolving virtual world.

Limited tickets for this celebratory dinner are available for purchase via the link in our bio. See you there! 🪩
Save the date! On Saturday May 14, at 2pm and 7pm will debut a new composition, The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far), at 🖊️🌬️🦋✨ This will be Whistlegraph’s first live appearance in New York! Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with . Discounted tickets are available for students and Rhizome members.

Link in bio for event details and tickets!

Image: The three members of Whistlegraph (Alex Freundlich, Camille Klein, and Jeffrey Scudder) pose underneath a blackboard with chalk drawings. Courtesy of Whistlegraph.
“Tom was part of the internet that was the good internet. an internet dedicated to sharing knowledge and culture and connecting people - and he did connect people.” -

“Tom was funny, smart, caring, and uncompromising in a way very few people are.” -

In memory of Tom Moody’s passing, we invited several of his close friends and collaborators to share remembrances, tributes, and artworks reflecting Tom’s legacy. These remembrances are a powerful reminder of how important Tom’s work was— his mentorship of other digital artists, his achievements in advancing theoretical ideas around digital art, and his artistic output.

Visit the link on our bio to read the full post. Image: Portrait of Tom Moody by , reworked by Moody.
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