Patrick May
Since 2002
Works in NY, New York United States of America

Patrick May is a programmer and painter. He founded the artist collective Open Ground and was the Director of Technology at from 2006-2008.

May received a BS in Studio Art from New York University in 1999. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, and Berlin, including Maiden Brooklyn, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, and the Galerie Scherer 8. He currently works in Brooklyn, NY creating intimate portraits of his friends and family.

Artists Wanted Competition

Artists Wanted – an open call for submissions.

The current Art World is rife with uninspired work. Too often artists are elevated based on who they know instead of the quality of their work. Our goal is to up-end that process.

Artists Wanted is a new and ongoing program designed to promote the great undiscovered artists of our time. Those selected will receive $2007 cash, an inclusion in our annual publication, and a solo show at the 3rd Ward gallery in Brooklyn. Runners-up will be listed and linked on the website and have the possibility of being featured in our publication. Submission deadline: Sept. 21st. Submission fee: $25 for 3 images. No previous exposure necessary. We want the best, most talented, undiscovered artists. We want you.

All information about submission available through


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Lead Front End Developer

Sat Sep 29, 2012 17:30

Hoboken, New Jersey
United States of America

Summit Business Media (SBM) is seeking a Lead Front End Developer who will manage Summit's client side architecture as well as a team of frontend developers. The Lead Frontend Developer will work closely with design, backend, infrastructure, and project management teams to deliver engaging applications which serve SBM's business needs. This position will be based in Summit's Hoboken office.

  • Deliver standards-based client-side applications for both web and mobile platforms using Javascript, AJAX, and JSON
  • Grow team productivity through mentorship and education
  • Establish best practices and coding standards for client-side architecture
  • Manage the production of clean, standards-compliant, semantic HTML and CSS from static designer assets
  • Test and debug new and existing frontend implementations across a variety of browsers and platforms
  • Assess projects and document interface dependencies, including the identification of necessary service APIs
  • Accurately estimate duration and effort required to complete development tasks
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to mitigate risks, efficiently improve quality, and resolve issues as they occur
  • Seek out practices and opportunities to enhance team productivity
  • Proactively stabilize, automate, and optimize the application environment

  • Passion for development using open web technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills with a proven track record of successful web application development
  • Expert knowledge of emerging web standards and technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and ECMAScript 5, including familiarity with associated spec documents
  • Expert knowledge of common browser compatibility issues and experience testing and debugging them
  • Strong knowledge of front end web performance best practices
  • Strong knowledge of client side development using service APIs
  • Strong knowledge of jQuery and jQuery plugin development
  • Familiarity with version control (preferably SVN or Git)
  • Experience implementing mobile designs and testing UIs on various mobile devices
  • Experience working with CMS templates
  • Ability to manage own time in a productive manner with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams including designers, developers, infrastructure teams, project managers and internal customers

Any of the following is a plus:
  • Active open source development and participation (Github, SourceForge, etc)
  • Familiarity with working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with libraries/frameworks such as Modernizr, Backbone, Bootstrap, Raphael, and Node.js
  • Experience with progressive enhancement and accessibility best practices
  • Experience using CSS pre-processors (LESS, Stylus, or Sass)
  • Experience merging code branches
  • Interest in User Experience

The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4-7 years of experience building standards-based websites or applications
  • Previous experience working in an online media company is a plus.

Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be "The Next Generation of Business Information" for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world's largest mining investment conference in South Africa. Summit's Marketing Data Group provides detail on nearly one million health and benefits plans in the U.S.


Content Aware Series (2010) - Tabor Robak

From a technical pov Photoshop's content aware fill is amazing.

There's a nice irony in making these ghostly redactions from the original heroic hardware shots.


Required Reading

An in-game illustration of similar issues can be found in Portal. The game skewers the romanticization of military research by casting the player as the test subject of a homicidal science facility. The final credits are a threatening folk song from the antagonist:


Autotune the Art Object

Sat Oct 24, 2009 00:00 - Mon Oct 19, 2009

On Saturday October 24th, 4-6pm, Patrick May will present the processes and ideas behind his recent body of work “Portrait Photo Considered Harmful”. His recent work uses digital techniques weave together gestures of documentation, craftsmanship, selection, and narrative. These juxtaposed layers of authority expose each other, causing the final images to question the notion of the artist as an individual speaker.

In keeping with the notion that the artwork is in a state of constant collaboration, the full source files of the artworks have been released under a Creative Commons license at Any interested parties are invited to examine, re-use, or appropriate any materials or techniques from the exhibition.

May received a BS in Studio Art from New York University in 1999. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, and Berlin, including Maiden Brooklyn, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, and the Galerie Scherer 8. He currently works in Brooklyn, NY creating intimate portraits of his friends and family.



Eternally loading landscape

Below is a simulation of an eternally loading landscape:

If you have any questions, comments, or critiques I'd love to hear them!

~ p