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Stepping down as Rhizome's Director of Technology

On Tuesday, I announced this over on Rhizome: Early next year I will step down as Rhizome’s Director of Technology. I gave my reasons over there:

Mainly, the reason I’m leaving is to pursue other projects. I don’t want to say much more than that: Some of what I’ve got in mind is so nascent that to even describe it publically would be to give it too much credit. Working at Rhizome has been a fantastic experience, and a tremendous education. Now I want to take what I’ve learned and apply it to different kinds of problems, and unfortunately, that means I won’t be able to give Rhizome the attention it deserves from its Director of Technology.

I’ve still got a few months left in my tenure—basically, enough time to finish up a few big projects and then train in my successor. When I go, it will be quite bittersweet: I’ve never before left a job I liked this much. But it won’t be a grand goodbye, at any rate; I’ll figure out some way or another to stay involved in the arts.

And I’m staying in town. Since making the announcement on Tuesday, more than one person has asked me if I’m thinking of leaving New York, which I found strange. Leave New York? That’s craziness.

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