Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation, as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.
Read more at Wired about how “the guy behind Garbage Pail Kids has been cartooning with code for 20 years.”
John Pound started his code cartooning journey in the late ’80s by teaching himself PostScript, an Adobe-made programming language used for commercial printing. He coaxed it to draw some rudimentary scenes. They were just a few shapes against a horizon line at that point, but the artist found the results fascinating nonetheless.
Project of the Day—We’ve seen a lot of really great stuff at New York’s experimental performance space Issue Project Room, so it was exciting to see them launch Distributed Objects, a publishing imprint that will bring that unique experience directly to your home in the form of records, books and a whole lot more.