For 5 years, I been worked at Rhizome.org, first as as a developer in 2007, and then Director of Technology in 2008.
Founded in 1996, Rhizome is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. It’s based in the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC.
As Director, I led and executed a complete overhaul of the Rhizome website, a project that involved rewriting the entire Rhizome codebase (from custom php to Python/Django), migrating 15 years worth of assets, normalizing a decade’s worth of databases, and setting up security and redundancy measures.
This project also involved transforming Rhizome’s digital archive, the ArtBase, into a museum-quality asset management system. The ArtBase is now considered the world’s foremost archive of digital and internet art.
Since I’ve been at Rhizome, site-traffic has nearly tripled and our user-base has reached the hundreds of thousands.
I also served as an advocate for digital preservation and internet art by speaking at conferences such as South By Southwest interactive, ISEA, and Reasons to be Creative, among others. As well, I helped organize events, like Seven on Seven, our annual Benefits and other special events, and have also written these articles for Rhizome.org:
SXSWi 2010 coverage, 2010.
Max Neuhaus Obituary, 2009.
Gary Gygax obituary, 2008