Rhizome Web Archive Tool Receives $600K Grant

January 5th, 2016

Rhizome has been awarded a $600,000 grant, the largest award in the organization’s history, to fund a new web archival program called Webrecorder, lead by developer Ilya Kreymer.  “The things we create and discover and share online—from embedded videos to social media profiles—are often lost, or become unrecognizable with the passage of time,” says Rhizome artistic director Michael Connor.  “Webrecorder, with its ability to capture and play back dynamic web content, and its emphasis on putting tools into users’ hands, is a major step towards addressing this, and improving digital social memory for all.”Read more at Artforum