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Rhizome and the Digital Age

Welcome to a new guest poster, Zoe Salditch, who turned her Tufts internship into a full-time job at Rhizome!

In this day and age, our cultural artifacts are increasingly born-digital. Your papers, for example, are no longer hand written, ink on paper objects but instead a .doc file saved on your computer’s hard drive. For the last twenty years, artists engage with these new technologies, push them to aesthetic ends and create some of the most salient works of art today. Yet, many of these works of art exists in intangible forms At Rhizome.org, we are challenged everyday with the realities of exhibiting and preserving these cultural artifacts. Today, I would like to share with you all two interesting reads from my colleagues at Rhizome.

In the latest issue of Frieze Magazine, Rhizome’s Executive Director Lauren Cornell’s essay, In the Nostalgia District, she shares her perspective on the divide that exists between the art world and artists who work primarily on the Internet. Cornell raises interesting points and as Museum Studies students certainly gives you something to think about. How to continue attracting visitors, when everything is seemingly available online for free?

Lastly, for those of you interested in the care and preservation of digital art objects, here is Sustainable Preservation Practices and the Rhizome ArtBase from Rhizome’s Digital Conservator Ben Fino-Radin. In his paper, Fino-Radin synthesizes years of research conducted by Rhizome and other leaders of digital preservation, in and outside of art institutions on digital art preservation best practices.

Digital Archive Fellow [Rhizome]

Call for Applications: RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit:
http://rhizome.org/

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and experienced candidate to work closely with the Collections Manager with all tasks concerning management of our new digital art archive. Responsibilities include assisting with the transition of artworks to the archive, inspecting and expanding records, help in the development and implementation of preservation policies, handling correspondence with artists, members and the press.

This opportunity is open to emerging professionals, recent graduates and those currently enrolled in graduate level degree programs in archival administration, museum studies or library science. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a plus. Those with a keen interest in contemporary art and new media art will be given the highest priority. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Photoshop skills are preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Zoë Salditch, zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Digital Archive Fellow [Rhizome at the New Museum]

RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid)

Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, our website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Our programs include commissioning, editorial initiatives, exhibitions, and preservation. Rhizome is an affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information about Rhizome, visit: http://rhizome.org/

Rhizome seeks a highly organized, responsible and experienced candidate to work closely with the Collections Manager with all tasks concerning management of our new digital art archive. Responsibilities include assisting with the transition of artworks to the archive, inspecting and expanding records, help in the development and implementation of preservation policies, handling correspondence with artists, members and the press.

This opportunity is open to emerging professionals, recent graduates and those currently enrolled in graduate level degree programs in archival administration, museum studies or library science. The Fellow must be based in New York and must be able to commit to 16 hours of work per week, for 6 months, beginning in Spring 2011. This position is unpaid, but academic credit may be arranged.

Qualifications: The Digital Archive Fellow must have strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Education beyond the undergraduate level is required. Background or experience with digital archives and collections is a plus. Those with a keen interest in contemporary art and new media art will be given the highest priority. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Photoshop skills are preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV and references to Zoë Salditch, zoe.salditch [at] rhizome [dot] org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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