Panel: New Media Archives- New Intelligent Ambiances
The paper “Sustainable preservation practices and the Rhizome ArtBase” is a case study prepared to detail the recent overhaul of the Rhizome ArtBase. Founded in 1999, the Rhizome ArtBase is an online archive of new media art containing around 2508 art works, and growing. The ArtBase encompasses a vast range of projects by artists from all over the world that employ materials such as software, codes, websites, moving images, games and browsers to aesthetics and critical ends. The paper is an overview of the challenges, decisions, and technologies behind the new Rhizome Archive, as well as a roadmap for its future.
- Nick Hasty, Director of Technology for Rhizome at the New Museum,is an artist, programmer, writer & musician. He currently serves as Director of Technology for Rhizome, where he reengineered the site’s archive of New Media Art, the ArtBase, and the entire site as a whole. He recently collaborated with Ryan Trecartin in building the user-generated video art platform riverthe.net, and plays drums and electronics in the Brooklyn-based band Source of Yellow. He received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Georgia, and holds a Master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts.
Full text (PDF) p. 1136-1140