Nick Hasty
Since 2006
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Nick Hasty is an artist, programmer, consultant & musician. He was the Director of Technology for for nearly 5 years. As an artist, he recently collaborated with Ryan Trecartin in building the user-generated video art platform, and he 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.

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Loud Objects Noise Toy

Nick Hasty is Rhizome's Director of Technology

Here's my top 5 list of DIY audio art kits to keep you busy in 2010.

► Arduinome

Open source, Arduino-based version of the monome controller interface that utilizes usb midi and open sound control. Great for controlling instruments, installations, and performances.

► Casper Electronics Drone Lab

Peter Edwards' Drone Lab is a 4 voice analog drone synth, rhythm generator and FX processor. A great kit from one of the kings of circuit bending.

► Loud Objects Kit

Simple but powerful kit from the Loud Objects performance group. You can easily integrate your own code to write new low-bit jams.

► Triwave Picogenerator and other assorted kits by 4ms

4ms has been making a wide variety of wonderful and novel instruments for nearly 15 years. These guys are pros and extremely nice to boot.

► the x0xb0x

Open-source version of the Roland TB-303. What more could you ask for?


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Breaking the Ice

Hi Michael,

Just to clarify, Rhizome makes no money from these announcements (and would never think of doing so). The only posts that generate income for the organization are non-member Jobs postings.

The aforementioned announcement posts are user generated, just as discuss, and since they're not "obvious" spam they pass through the moderation process. If you come across these posts, please alert the staff or leave a comment on the post itself inquiring about the author's motivations. They'll be promptly removed I'm sure.

And thanks for contributing to this awesome discussion. It's nice to be able to read these emails from a non-staff perspective. :)




Senior Developer,

Fri Oct 19, 2012 00:00

New York, New York
United States of America

Rhizome seeks a motivated and passionate part-time technologist to maintain and develop the Rhizome website, databases, and servers (20 hours a week, salaried). The Senior Developer will oversee all aspects of the site and work closely with the rest of the Rhizome team to develop and implement site and tech related projects.

Rhizome is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary art and digital culture, based within the iconic New Museum of Contemporary Art in SoHo, NYC. Founded in 1996, Rhizome's programs, many of which happen online, support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.

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. For more information about Rhizome, visit:

Alongside a highly engaged staff, an active community, and a Board of Trustees comprised of leaders in both art and technology (The New Museum, Kickstarter, Gdgt, Google), this is an exciting opportunity to lead on Rhizome's technology infrastructure and contribute significantly to its overall mission.


+ Managing all aspects of Rhizome’s website and servers.
+ Working closely with the Digital Conservator on the ArtBase, Rhizome’s online archive of digital art.
+ Help position Rhizome within various technology communities online, at conferences, and events.
+ Making informed technical/strategic recommendations to the Executive Director, Program Director and Senior Editor on site related tasks and projects.
+ Developing and assisting with special projects online and off.


The position requires strong technical knowledge and experience with:

+ Linux servers (Redhat, Ubuntu)
+ Python/Django, PHP, Javascript,HTML,CSS
+ Server softwares (Apache, Nginx, uWsgi)
+ Version control with git
+ MySQL and CouchDB databases
+ Experience working on medium- to large-scale websites (preferred)


+ A deep engagement with online culture and emerging technologies
+ The ability to lead, communicate and work well within a team
+ Demonstrated interest in contemporary art (preferred)


To apply, send a resume, cover letter and links to code samples, projects and/or github account, to


What is happening to rhizome?

Hi Curt, All,

I truly wish we didn't have to moderate discussion as well. Ideally this would be an open forum, but spammers prey upon sites with strong page ranks and solid traffic in order to push their SEO, and unfortunately there's an unavoidable delay involved in keeping the boards spam free.

The new site, however, is built so that posts by community members with a history of activity, such as yourself and the others in this thread, should automatically bypass moderation and go directly to the site and mailing list.

All the best,



Technology Assistant Intern

Tue Jan 04, 2011 13:25

Rhizome Technology Assistant intern

Reporting to Rhizome's Director of Technology, the Technology Assistant position helps with the wide variety of tasks needed to maintain and develop the Rhizome site. This is an ideal position for a candidate seeking to hone their professional skills in programming, IT and web development while working in an environment focused on arts and digital culture. This position requires 8-16 hours of work per week. Our office is located at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Course Credit can be arranged for students. Previous holders of this position have moved on to positions in museums and startups.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have some experience in web development or programming. The position requires strong knowledge of HTML and CSS, and familiarity with a dynamic language like Python/PHP/Ruby, MySQL Databases, and Javascript, as well as experience with Unix based operating systems. Familiarity with contemporary art is also desirable.

To apply, submit a resume/cv along with a brief cover letter outlining your goals, previous experience, and interests to Please contact for more information.


Rhizome Commissions Deadline: May 1st

We're going to announce the voting dates this week. Thanks for your patience everyone.