Christiane Paul
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Works in Broooklyn, New York United States of America

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Still frame from Cory Arcangel, Various Self Playing Bowling Games (2011), as featured in Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, curated by Christiane Paul for the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Rhizome has been online since 1996 and I have been lucky enough to witness its growth from an informal email list to the organization it is today.

What I appreciate about Rhizome is that even as it continues to evolve and reinvent itself year after year, seeking out emerging ideas, artists, and areas of practice, it remains firmly rooted in a historical context. This can be seen not only in its pioneering work in the field of digital preservation, but also in programming and writing that finds contemporary relevance in media archives and brings different generations into dialogue.

Rhizome is a vital link between the past, present, and future of art and technology.

Support them, as I do. Give today.

— Christiane Paul, curator and scholar

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 18:30

Cory Arcangel, Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

This two-part symposium addresses the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. How does the presence of networked digital devices affect our experience of art in the museum’s galleries? In what ways do these historical shifts in the mediation of our perception reflect our beliefs about the function of the museum in our society? How can we understand the role that the numerous corporate digital platforms utilized by museums and their publics play in the presentation of art? We will explore the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, seeking to assess the stakes of this affective digital economy.

Distinguished scholars, curators, and artists discuss these questions in two sections—a panel of long-form presentations followed by a fast-paced series of short creative lecture propositions, followed by discussion among audience and participants.

Part I: Long-form Panel
6:30–7:45 pm

Opening remarks and discussion moderated by Christiane Paul.

Jonathan Crary
Edward A. Shanken
Donna De Salvo

Part II: Micro-lectures
8–9:30 pm

Seven-minute presentations.
Discussion (moderated by Christiane Paul and Gordon Hall).

Ben Thorp Brown
Lauren Cornell
João Enxuto and Erica Love
Sarah Hromack
Forrest Nash
Mendi and Keith Obadike
Will Pappenheimer
Brad Troemel

Shared Spaces is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Gordon Hall, Director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, and João Enxuto and Erica Love, Whitney Independent Study Program, 2012–2013.

This event will be utilizing a site-specific network developed by programmer and activist Dan Phiffer. Please bring your laptop or device for use.

$8 general admission; $6 senior citizens and students.

This program is free for members but advance registration is required by emailing with your name and membership number.


JODI: "goodmorning goodnight" @ Whitney artport

Tue Mar 05, 2013 05:50 - Fri Jul 05, 2013

JODI: "goodmorning goodnight"
A new project in the Sunrise/Sunset series

Sunrise/Sunset is a series of net art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for to mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project accompanies a transition of the website’s background color from white (day) to black (night) and vice versa. A new project will be posted every three to four months.

To see "goodmorning goodnight," visit @ sunset or sunrise
Sunset today: 5:54 PM, New York time. Sunrise: 6:20 AM.

"goodmorning goodnight" by JODI explores visual and textual representations of sunset and sunrise in the online environment. Overlaid on a grid of latitudes and longitudes of the area surrounding the Whitney Museum are location-specific images of sunsets and sunrises culled from Panoramio (, a photo sharing website. Viewers of "goodmorning goodnight" can follow the visual path of these sunsets and sunrises in different locations around Manhattan. Superimposed over the sunrise and sunset images is a layer of text comprised of scrolling lines and comments scraped from livedash (, a website that allows users to search for particular words or phrases on national television. Meanwhile, a progress bar at the bottom of the webpage keeps track of the thirty-second duration of the project in real time. In JODI’s signature style, the web is turned inside-out by foregrounding its iconography, processes, and codes. "goodmorning goodnight" collapses user-generated and media representations of time and space into a single view of Manhattan seen through a browser window.

JODI (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans), or, started pioneering Web art in 1994. Based in the Netherlands, they were among the first artists to investigate and subvert conventions of the Internet, computer programs, and video and computer games. JODI stages digital interventions that destabilize the relationship between computer technology and its users, radically disrupting the very language of these systems. They use a wide range of media and techniques—including installations, software, websites, and performances—to challenge our relationship to the technologies that we depend upon every day. JODI’s work has been featured in numerous texts on electronic and media art and exhibited worldwide at venues including Documenta X, Kassel; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ZKM, Karlsruhe; ICC, Tokyo; CCA, Glasgow; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Eyebeam, New York; FACT, Liverpool; and MOMI, New York.


AMERICA’S GOT NO TALENT by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki

Sat Mar 03, 2012 08:00 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

New York
United States of America

Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki

"America’s Got No Talent" is a web-based software project by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki that synthesizes and processes the steady stream of Twitter feeds for several American reality television shows such as "American Idol," "America’s Got Talent," "America’s Next Top Model," and "X Factor US" among others in this genre. The project highlights when and how these shows gain popularity through social media and followers. When tweets are sent, they are dynamically displayed along with the bias for each program which is based on retweets from followers as well as fans. The visualization takes the form of a horizontal bar graph in the shape of an American flag that updates dynamically. Each show’s virtual presence grows in size based on the amount of attention it receives from social media users worldwide, creating a measurement meter that ranks popular media on their social exposure, rather than their credit as viable media sources.

Commissioned for the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012 for Artport, with support provided by Jeremy Levine. 


artport redesign and new commissions: Ursula Endlicher's Sunrise / Sunset and Scott Snibbe's Tripolar app

Mon Feb 06, 2012 08:00 - Mon Apr 30, 2012

Visit the redesigned artport @
Launched in 2002, the original artport website is being gradually integrated into the museum’s current website, as individual projects are updated.


Scott Snibbe’s Tripolar, originally commissioned by the Whitney for its 2002 CODeDOC exhibition, is now available as an iPhone and iPad app. Tripolar animates the tangled, abstract, and ever-changing forms a pendulum makes as it swings over a magnetic base. It is available from the iTunes store and via the artist’s website:

Ursula Endlicher's Light and Dark Networks is a new work for Sunrise / Sunset (, a series of Internet art projects commissioned by the Whitney specifically for to mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. Unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds, each project accompanies a transition of the website’s background color from white (day) to black (night) and vice versa. Light and Dark Networks consists of two online “data performances”— taking place at sunset and sunrise, respectively—inspired by the structures of natural networks and affected by weather and environmental changes. Visitors encounter depictions of a spider’s web at sunrise and a mushroom’s mycelium—a network of hidden branching filaments that absorb nutrients for the mushrooms to grow—at sunset. Virtual creatures, a spider and mushrooms impersonated by the artist, are activated to perform different “data dances” according to the changes in their habitat, which is defined by current New York City weather and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.!/litedarknetwork
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LBIF's National Juried Competition: Digital Works

Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:00

Loveladies, New Jersey
United States of America

LBIF's National Juried Competition: Digital Works

Exhibition Dates: June 22 - July 18, 2012
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by April 7

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) encourages emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in the National Juried Competition: Digital Works. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase works that are created through digital processes, display distinctive characteristics of the digital, and reflect on the language and aesthetics of digital media (such as new forms of image creation and manipulation, connectivity, or participatory and generative qualities). Submissions may include all forms of digital media (photography/prints, video, software art, online and mobile projects, etc.) and must have been executed since 2008.

Juror: Christiane Paul, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs, The New School, NYC and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Questions: Contact Alison Craft, Gallery Manager, at 609.494.1241 x107 //