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[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk: Nick Briz

Thu Oct 23, 2014 19:00 - Thu Oct 23, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
United States of America


Cower brief mortals! Dorkbot Chicago is BACK!

After a long hiatus, Dorkbot Chicago is back in action. We’ll be using Catalyze Chicago ( as our base of operations, and have an exciting lineup of talks / workshops. First and foremost, Nick Briz will be giving an artist talk.

The main goals of dorkbot are: to create an informal, friendly environment in which people can talk about the work they're doing and to foster discussion about that work; to help bring together people from different backgrounds who are interested in similar things; to give us all an opportunity to see the strange things our neighbors are doing with electricity. dorkbot isn't really a forum for formal artist talks or lectures, but rather a chance for diverse people to have friendly conversations about interesting ideas.

Thursday Oct 23 7pm
Catalyze Chicago
650 W Lake St.
Suite #220 Chicago IL, 60661

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Artist talk: Nick Briz

hi, my name is nick briz && i'm a new_media artist / educator / organizer living + working in chicago, IL. i'm critically obsessed w/the Internet + all my work is re:to digital culture; specifically: digital literacy + ecology, netizen rights, glitch art, net art, remix. i organize events on these topix ( GLI.TC/H, NO-MEDIA, etc ) && teach on these topix ( SAIC, Marwen, www ) && produce work on these topix ( independently && commercially w/Branger_Briz ). my work's been shown internationally ( FILE Media Arts Festival, the Images Festival, the Museum of Moving Image, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, etc. ) && i've been featured in on/off-line publications around the world ( VICE,, Fast Company, El Mundo, Neural, etc. ). my work is distributed through Video Out Distribution as well as openly and freely on the web.

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Upcoming presentations include:
Claudia Hart (November) and Chris Collins (December).

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Rhizome Today



Rhizome Today

I for one prefer semantic and clean, "pretty" URLs. -_-


Rhizome Today

The video does an interesting pun-play on the phonetics of "ai" which people predominantly associate with love in the first main tone (there are four tones for a word in Chinese, each would mean a different character with a vastly different meaning)

As we hear "cancer baby" she flashes the Chinese character for "love" (愛) (ai) with one for "cancer" (癌) (ái) (at the end. "love/love/love/ love/ cancer!" In an interview she said she was trying to make cancer cute.

Check out the UTERUS MAN video by the way. I believe that is her sci fi magnum opus.


Getty Images: Still Kinda Sexist?

Agree. Analyzing an argument for what it leaves out and doesn't do, instead of what it achieves is kind of red herring imo.

The existing economic conditions demand women to be complacent with being overworked && underrepresented, overworked && parenting, overworked && un(der)paid in order to stay in work... I don't think radical refusal (of work) is an option for precarious positions many women fill in the cultural and service industry. Admin and teaching come with low turnover and little upward movement and such a heavy reliance on professional networks... can you really act out? I don't think <i>Lean In</i> was insinuating that women weren't working hard enough, but that they already do and that they could boast their skillz more without feeling like a target for negative attention. To Sandberg this seems like a change worth making.

I think dis images were made to tickle the artistic eye :)
It's photography about stock photography. They probably wouldn't be the first freelancers and advertisers would approach. I think this article could be stronger with suggestions of how stock-photography-proper could adequately and diversely represent women's working conditions...