Rhizome HQ

A Goodbye and a Hello from Rhizome HQ

If you’ve had any dealings with Rhizome over the past two and a half years, chances are you’ve interacted with our editorial manager, Kaela Noel. As Rhizomers are wont to do, she held a dizzying portfolio of responsibilities, from conscientious editor to catering-disaster-troubleshooter, and she handled it all with warmth and kindness. Today is Kaela’s last day with the organization, and she will be greatly missed, but we all wish her the very best in her new life as a freelance editor and parent to a tiny human.

Meanwhile, Lauren Studebaker joins the organization this week in the role of community manager, a slightly revised version of Kaela’s position with a renewed emphasis on Rhizome’s publics. Lauren, who comes to us from Arcangel Studio and worked part time at Rhizome to help cover Kaela’s maternity leave, joins just in time for a busy conference season as we look ahead to our micro-Internet Yami-IchiEthics & Archiving the Web, and the tenth edition of Seven on Seven. Join us in welcoming Lauren!

Image: Mouchette.org

I love to be seen as a part of the Rhizome family so to speak…
Actually, I know that picture is just an illustration of internal news. But I have met Kaela Noel when I was invited at Rhizome in New York, we chatted and I found her a nice person.
As for Lauren Studenbaker, this is a bit more complicated. She has interviewed me as Madja Edelstein-Gomez, but she didn’t know it was me…. hééhéhéhé


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