77. Preserving Digital Culture
77. Preserving Digital Culture

Rhizome is the leading art organization dedicated to born-digital art and culture. Founded in 1996, affiliated with the New Museum since 2003, and an anchor tenant of NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator, since 2014, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and proliferation of art engaged with networked technologies.

While looking ahead to the future, Rhizome enriches the public’s understanding of digital culture’s past through both discursive and technology initiatives. Anchored by the Webrecorder project—a platform for archiving the dynamic web—its digital preservation program functions as a robust in-house start-up, uniquely combining cultural leadership with open source software development. Through these preservation initiatives, Rhizome endeavors to transform the way users and institutions preserve and access digital culture.

Organization: Rhizome
Year: 1996
Location: New York, NY
Image credit: Rhizome

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