This week, Rhizome presents an earlier, satisfyingly bizarre film from one of the artists behind the recent Two Lizards sensation.
Rhizome Receives $1 Million Award
The grant will help fund further development of Rhizome’s Webrecorder project, an open-source program that creates and shares archival copies of websites past and present.
An Exhibition Celebrating the GIF’s 30th Anniversary
From June 17 to 22, 30 GIF artists will present their work IRL in homage to the beloved image format.
A Death Labyrinth, a Steampunk Space Club, and More in the New Museum’s First VR Exhibition
From a watery remix of Call of Duty to an elegiac star system commemorating victims of police brutality, the online-only exhibition’s six VR works showcase a range of possible worlds.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Works of Internet Art
Unbound to GPS coordinates, internet-based art has no place on these other lists, and since it isn’t fair to neglect the increasing amount of works designed specifically for cyberspace, 2015 welcomes our inaugural Best-of-the-Internet list.
Rebooting the Legacy of a Woman Who Made Video Games for Girls
Theresa Duncan made a series of CD-ROM games in the 1990s aimed at young girls, encouraging imagination and adventure through playfully drawn, dreamlike narratives.
50 Shades of Art Whoredom
To call Ryder Ripps’s “ARTWHORE” project provocative is an understatement.
The Many Uses of Rhizome’s New Social Media Preservation Tool
How do you capture and preserve the experience of a new media artwork created on Twitter in 2010? How do you re-create the design and feel of Twitter’s interface at that time, and populate that interface with users’ contemporaneous profile photos?
A Look Back at Aaron Swartz’s Open-Internet Art Project
Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old internet pioneer, Reddit co-founder, and activist programmer who tragically committed suicide last week, made an intriguing entry into the art world last year at Rhizome’s Seven on Seven conference, which brings creative technologists into collaboration with artists. Swartz participated with Taryn Simon, an American artist who often works to visualize sets of data with her photography.
10 Pivotal Moments for Digital Art in 2012
2012 was a great year for digital art. As Tumblr rocketed over 25 million hits a month and Instagram became a new venue for creative expression, artists continued to traverse the internet’s sprawling landscape and confront us with the weirdness of our own experiences of virtual space. In this end-of-year roundup, I’ll look at ten events, moments, and trends that marked these past 12 months in digital art.
What’s Wrong With Technological Art vs. the Maker Faire
“What’s Wrong With Technological Art?” was the vexing question posed by the tony New Museum panel assembled by Megan Heuer featuring Heather Corcoran, the new executive director of Rhizome, and art historians Judith Rodenbeck, and Gloria Sutton. The event indadvertedly dove tailed with the recent September Artforum issue about the frayed divide between the art world and technological art. The bon mot award for the evening came from rehashing the 1967 quote of Philip Leider, editor of Artforum, who once penned the uber snarky statement, “I can’t imagine Artforum ever doing a special issue on electronics or computers in art, but one never knows.”
Occupy.Here Hopes to Create a Free, Open, Unregulated Community Without the Internet
Occupy.here uses a wifi router to create a network for discussion for only a locale audience. By bypassing the traditional internet, Phiffer is working to make a free, open, unregulated and community based platform for exchange.