Rhizome has contributed more than 3,100 images from their ArtBase, a leading online archive of new media art, to the Artstor Digital Library.
The selection presents the work of notable artists including: JODI, collaborators Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans, among the first to explore the Web as a creative medium; Casey Reas, a creator of algorithmically-programmed data visualizations and co-founder of Processing, a trailblazing computer programming language designed for artistic implementations; Olia Lialina, theorist and net artist; and Cory Arcangel, known for his modifications of video games and one of the youngest artists to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Founded by Mark Tribe in 1996 as an email list subscribed to by some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition and growth of art engaged with the Internet and networked technologies. Today a robust non profit affiliated with the New Museum, Rhizome's programs support the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Rhizome's programs include commissions, exhibitions, publishing, and preservation.
The ArtBase is an archive of works that employ technologies in significant ways and contains more than 2,000 works by international artists who use materials such as code, software, websites, games, and browsers to aesthetic and critical ends.