Natalie Saltiel
Since 2006

Rhizome Curatorial Fellow

EAI in Times Square

Takeshi Murata, EAI 40th Anniversary Intro 2011, 1:04 min, color, sound

From April 13 - 19, as part of their 40th anniversary programming, the Electronic Art Intermix (EAI) will organize a special project in Time Square. Partnering with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI will be showing a program of video works on MTV's MTV 44½'s large-format LED screen. The selected pieces by Vito Acconci, Dan Asher, Phyllis Baldino, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Takeshi Murata, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman and William Wegman span EAI's 40 year history and are only a fragment of EAI's vast archive.

The videos will play at the top of each hour, between noon and 4pm and between 6pm and 11pm. On Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 the complete program (25:16 min) will also play at noon.


Kickstarter Projects We ❤

In conjunction with Rhizome's brand new curated page on Kickstarter, we are featuring select projects from the site on the blog. If you would like to let us know about your fund raising efforts on Kickstarter, shoot us an email at editor(at)

►Moore Pattern — a kinetic optical-illusion sculpture

Jeff Lieberman, host of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp," designs kinetic sculptures based on perceptual an physical principles. He wants to mass produce Moore Pattern- a kinetic optical-illusion sculpture. Moore Pattern is based on a moiré pattern, a type of interference pattern, which Lieberman generates with two of the same shape placed backwards and rotating in opposite directions.

►Moviesandbox - an open-source 3D animation tool

Moviesandbox is an Open-Source, Real-Time 3D Animation tool. It allows you to quickly sketch and animate 3D Characters and Props. Its focus is on ease of use and modularity. The idea is that you can simply draw objects in 3D space and animate them later on with the built in timeline.

You can also script puppeteering and camera behaviour using a graphical scripting system. And in addition, Moviesandbox can receive data from outside applications allowing MIDI-Controllers, Kinect sensors, Milkscanners and Arduino hacks to control all aspects of your animation in real-time!

Friedrich Kirschner began working on this project since his 2008 Fellowship at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. He would like to spend two months of working to turn it into a tool for wider release, including a linux version.

►Tweet Land - The first set of games that play with reality!

Tweet Land is a real time game developed by award winning Costa Rican developers. Every time someone tweets something the tweet affects the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords, such as "car accident" in your racing game. Because it is altered ...


gif. jpg. png. tif. at HEREart

"gif. jpg. png. tif. (gjpt)," an exhibition currently on display at HEREart , explores the relationship between standardized digital image formats and visual representation. Curated by Jess Ramsay and featuring work by Jason Huff, Jordan Tate and Adam Tindale, Seyhan Musaoglu, and Giselle Zatonyl, the exhibition demonstrates how fully digital imaging has permeated visual culture. The works in the exhibition approach the pixel as a key structural component of visual representation, manipulating it to expose the formal characteristics of digital media.

Jordan Tate and Adam Tindale, Lossless, 2010.


READ/WRITE at 319 Scholes: A Photo Essay

From March 17-30th, 319 Scholes showcased a final project culminating a year and a half of online projects from Internet curatorial team JstChillin in the exhibition READ/WRITE. The Internet embodied, READ/WRITE translates the spirit of their online program for an onsite exhibition.

Participating artists include Brad Troemel and Lauren Christiansen, Nick De Marco, Math Wrath, Hanna Terese Nilsson and Rasmus Svensson, Ryan Barone, Ben Schumacher, Zach Shipko, Artie Vierkant, Martin Kohout, Anne de Vries, Ivan Gaytan, Eilis McDonald, Tabor Robak, Bailey Salisbury, Simmons & Burke, Mitch Trale, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Jonathan Vingiano, Jon Rafman, Jacob Broms Engblom and Ryder Ripps, Guthrie Lonergan, Ida Lehtonen, Ben Vickers, Duncan Malashock, Tolga Taluy, Melissa Sachs and Cameron Soren, Daniel Leyva, Chris Coy and Rafael Rozendaal.

Ida Lehtonen, Untitled, 2011. Performance March 17, 2011.



Kickstarter Projects We ❤

In conjunction with Rhizome's brand new curated page on Kickstarter, we are featuring select projects from the site on the blog. If you would like to let us know about your fund raising efforts on Kickstarter, shoot us an email at editor(at)

►The Loneliest Mix

Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response. ∞
The loneliest mix is an audio project by Mike Ambs to share the beautiful and rare song of a last-known hybrid blue whale, known by the name the loneliest whale, one mix-tape at a time. 

►Continuum: Computational Couture

Continuum is a user-generated fashion collection. I call it computational couture. It is the application of interactive technologies for bespoke design.  In short, an app lets you draw a dress, turns it into a 3D model, and exports a cutting pattern to make the real dress, sized to your measurements. A laser cutter or plotter cuts the pattern out of fabric, which is then sewn into the dress. All the designs are unified around the theme of the little black dress, and the triangulation used in the software. This allows basically everyone to create their own innovative dress design.

►MemeFactory Writes A Book

Meme Factory, a performative lecture about the Internet, is writing a book. The book will explore the subject matter of their performances in depth. It will include a brief history of sharing on the Internet, a discussion of memes, semiotics, web celebrity, ownership and copyright on the Internet, and more. MemeFactory: the Textbook will exist in 3 formats: a research database, a free CC-By Licensed PDF, and a real book with QR codes for links to videos and other web based material.

►Time Capsules to Space: Transmission ...