new webster's

Definition of CRITIC
1 a : one who expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter especially involving a judgment of its value, truth, righteousness, beauty, or technique b : one who engages often professionally in the analysis, evaluation, or appreciation of works of art or artistic performances
2: one given to harsh or captious judgment
3: an inspiring troll
4: one with a personal beef or grudge against an artist (internet parlance only)
5: some kind of a**hole (general vernacular)

Rhizome Relaunch Bugs 3

Thanks to for fixing all but one of the broken links listed here and here. Those were from my old blog. Have found a fresh crop that don't work (all found in posts). In the pairs below, the non-underscored link, which doesn't redirect to the new post, is followed by the current, working link for the post. Speaking of redirects, many of these "dead" links below don't go to a "page not found" page but rather land on an earlier post in same category (news, editorial, etc.). This isn't helpful because the reader may spend time trying to figure out why the incorrect post is relevant. Once again, it was interesting to go back and revisit arguments, some old, some ongoing. Sorry if this public bug-hunting seems mean-spirited, as one Rhizome commenter stated; that's not my intent, just being a link nerd.

Rhizome's links to Michael Smith's Open House project have been changed. is now That is also now the root URL for the individual rooms I linked to:,, and has been changed to (that's João Ribas) has been changed to is now (news item re-categorized as an editorial item) has been changed to

The date of this announcement is incorrect: the panel described in it took place in 2006, not 2008. has been changed to has been changed to is now has been changed to / note comments has been changed to is now