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.

“ENCRYPTED CONNECTIONS: SECURE SITE #001" - R-U-IN?S via Kari Altmann and Sam Hancocks

ENCRYPTED CONNECTIONS: SECURE SITE #001" - R-U-IN?S via Kari Altmann and Sam Hancocks

1 month ago

I (No Longer) Have a Web Site: Access, Authenticity, and the Restoration of GeoCities

It may seem strange to say this about the likes of “Cute Boy Site” or “Divorced Dads Page,” but the remains of the GeoCities web hosting service are a vital part of our cultural legacy. In its dial-up heyday, GeoCities was where non-specialist internet users made their first-ever webpages. Today, it exists as a vast, if partial, repository of the anxieties, hopes, and dreams of those creators, and offers a snapshot of the early popular usage of a now-ubiquitous cultural form, the webpage.

2 months ago

Check out #Downing_St on twitter, a play written by artist Eva Weinmayr, live now.
More info at rhizome.org

Check out #Downing_St on twitter, a play written by artist Eva Weinmayr, live now.

More info at rhizome.org

10 months ago

Internet Real Estate: Art, Money, and Politics

The forthcoming introduction of generic top-level domains (gTLDs)…poses new speculative opportunities as dizzying as those of Zola’s 19th-century Paris.

Read the full story here

Internet Real Estate: Art, Money, and Politics

The forthcoming introduction of generic top-level domains (gTLDs)…poses new speculative opportunities as dizzying as those of Zola’s 19th-century Paris.

Read the full story here

10 months ago

"In a sense every work based on the Internet, or inspired by it, is opposed against the idea of originality. Everything in and of the Internet is a stimulus package for the endlessly derivative, in the same way that a mirror image is a derivative of an original. Not a copy, but a mirror."
- Metahaven

"In a sense every work based on the Internet, or inspired by it, is opposed against the idea of originality. Everything in and of the Internet is a stimulus package for the endlessly derivative, in the same way that a mirror image is a derivative of an original. Not a copy, but a mirror."

- Metahaven

1 year ago

"Faramawy’s video also deals in abstract space, but is closer to that of the looping world of desktop screensavers. On each screen animated footage cycles through images of crystal formations, glitched imagery, organic shapes and rippling water oscillate against flat washes of too perfect digital color. Again there is a disconcerting air, but this time it comes from the banality of the desktop loop, and the planeless territory of a post-human digital expanse." - Morgan Quaintance’s review of Chimera Q.T.E. at Cell Project Space, London

"Faramawy’s video also deals in abstract space, but is closer to that of the looping world of desktop screensavers. On each screen animated footage cycles through images of crystal formations, glitched imagery, organic shapes and rippling water oscillate against flat washes of too perfect digital color. Again there is a disconcerting air, but this time it comes from the banality of the desktop loop, and the planeless territory of a post-human digital expanse." - Morgan Quaintance’s review of Chimera Q.T.E. at Cell Project Space, London

1 year ago

Jonas Lund: Over and Over Again

1 year ago

Documentation of Justin Kemp’s performance which took place on 4/20/2010, atop Mount Tom in Holyoke, MA.

Documentation of Justin Kemp’s performance which took place on 4/20/2010, atop Mount Tom in Holyoke, MA.

1 year ago

(Source: rhizome.org)

1 year ago

awkward photo awesomeness!

1 year ago

phillipstearns:

Wonder what Corey has to say about this.

phillipstearns:

Wonder what Corey has to say about this.

via phillipstearns

1 year ago

Paper Rad Facemaker

Paper Rad Facemaker

1 year ago

Just some more PAPER RAD

1 year ago

#paperrad #catz

#paperrad #catz

1 year ago

TODAY: check out paperrad.org, archived on Rhizome’s ArtBase!
We are so excited to announce this new entry, which keeps the collective Paper Rad’s original website up and running. Images, videos, and links… loads of fun stuff!

TODAY: check out paperrad.org, archived on Rhizome’s ArtBase!

We are so excited to announce this new entry, which keeps the collective Paper Rad’s original website up and running. Images, videos, and links… loads of fun stuff!

1 year ago