Join artist Nick Briz for this interactive lecture performance that expands on his award winning hypermedia essay howthey.watch/you (2021).
Free for SAIC students, $5 for SAIC/AIC faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public.
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For the last 10 years, new media artist, educator, and organizer Nick Briz has produced an urgent and electrifying body of work that uses the tools of our digital age to illuminate its promises and perils. Taking shape through software, websites, video essays, and lecture series, Briz has examined the political and environmental implications of Apple’s culture of continuous upgrades, made an early case against Facebook and a series of computer scripts to help users quit it, and mapped the invisible geography of Wi-Fi networks. In this interactive, performance-based work, he expands on his recent award-winning hypermedia essay howthey.watch/you (2021) to underscore the myriad ways digital fingerprinting and tracking technology is built into our daily lives and to highlight its social, political, and psychic implications.
2022, USA, ca. 60 minutes plus discussion
Interactive lecture and performance, multiple formats
Nick Briz makes work with and about our digital ecosystem. He is an active participant in various online communities and conversations including glitch art, net art, remix culture, digital literacy, hacktivism and digital rights. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Tate Exchange, London, among others. Briz is co-founder of netizen.org, a nonprofit focused on digital literacy and digital culture, associate professor, adj. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a freelance creative technologist.