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EVENT

[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk : Chris Collins


Dates:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 19:00 - Wed Dec 10, 2014

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Greetings Dorkbotists!

With tremendous excitement we are happy to have the multi-talented new media artist Chris Collins give a talk on his whole life’s work on the very month of his thirtieth birthday!

Collins is well known online for his humorous art games, videos, and participatory performative events. The talk will happen 7pm, Wednesday December 10 at Catalyze Chicago on 650 W. Lake Street, Suite 220.

In the new year we will have Jon Chambers (January), Yaloopop (February), Paula Nacif (March), and Bryan Cera (April)!

What is Dorkbot?

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It has been running since 2008.

Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?
Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].

Chris Collins1 is a prolific new media artist exploring the way relationships are mediated through technology. Emphasizing humor, collaboration, and banality, he creates absurd online platforms2, participatory performance events3, videos4, video games5, and all sorts of digital ephemera. He is also celebrating his 30th birthday this week. Oh, what these eyes have seen.

For Dorkbot December, Chris will present a self-curated “thirty year retrospective,” with some recent projects alongside some older, ultra #rare deep cuts. He will use this work as an opportunity to discuss the importance of collaboration, the personal archive, and engaging with an audience outside your filter bubble.

Chris has an undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work has shown nationally and internationally, notably at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York), SFMOMA, MCA (Chicago), The Nerberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY) and the Grimmuseum (Berlin)

1 http://iamchriscollins.com/
2 http://blindsketch.com/, http://c.onsensus.com/
3 http://c.onsensus.com/concon, http://iamchriscollins.com/show/redux
4 http://iamchriscollins.com/piece/natasha
5 http://iamchriscollins.com/piece/the-waiting-game, http://iamchriscollins.com/piece/stuff-on-stuff-on-stuff-the-game-beta


EVENT

CONSENSUSCON 2014


Dates:
Sat Nov 22, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 22, 2014

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

CONSENSUSCON 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Outerspace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
https://www.facebook.com/events/331699380350886/

CONSENSUSCON is a one-night satirical event of collaborative performances and screenings investigating language, writing, and communication within utopian, techno-optimistic networked culture.

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To get an idea of what to expect from CONSENSUSCON
...imagine a reality
where Mark Zuckerberg went to artschool.

***

...Imagine a young Zuck going to noise shows in basements,
doing all sorts of weird drugs, and learning about Marxism
and Samuel Beckett and Baudrillard...

***

...Imagine him voting for Obama
(once enthusiastically, and once reluctantly–)
and marching with Occupy!

...Imagine if, instead of worshiping Steve Jobs and Ayn Rand,
Silicon Valley idolized Duchamp and Andy Kaufman.

***

Imagine if Facebook was just some large-scale dadaist performance, culminating in a simultaneous worldwide ALS ice bucket challenge!

In that reality, instead of TED talks,
You’d have CONSENSUSCON!

CONSENSUSCON 2014 is a one-night event celebrating the launch of Consensus Online Writing Platform: a beautiful, game-changing cloud-based tool for realtime book collaboration.

This event is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this e-publishing revolution! Network with top industry professionals. Deepen your colleague relationships through team-building exercises!

Win exciting and exclusive prizes. Get very very drunk on some sort of weird punch, and then watch inspirational and thought-provoking talks, performances, and videos from some of the creative industry's top visionaries including:

- Amanda Lee Anderson
- Nick Briz
- Jennifer Chan
- Chris Collins
- Steve Kemple
- Isyemille Lara
- Chris Reeves
- Aaron Walker

...and more!

Seating will be limited and this event is sure to sell out fast,
so don't miss this opportunity to be a part of HISTORY!

$5 Suggested Donation

Business Casual attire required.

For more information, visit the CONSENSUSCON microsite.
(I worked really hard on it.)

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iamchriscollins.comChris Collins
Artist, Organizer, Chief Visionary Officer
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky



EVENT

[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk: Claudia Hart


Dates:
Thu Nov 13, 2014 19:30 - Thu Nov 13, 2014

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

The Alices Walking, An Augmented Reality Opera and Fashion show, 2014, Premiere
@ the Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology and the Moving Image Art Fair
The Alices Walking on the Creators Project



Hello Dorkbot0rs!

Next Thursday November 13 at 7:30pm at Catalyze, experimental 3D artist and media art theorist Claudia Hart will be giving a talk on her famous augmented reality projects!

Catalyze Chicago is at 650 West Lake St. Suite 220. (Buzzer #129 to enter)
Chicago IL.

Claudia Hart has been active as an artist, curator and critic since 1988. She creates virtual representations that take the form of 3d imagery integrated into photography, animated loops, and multi-channel animation installations. Hart is represented by bitforms gallery, NY. She is also Associate Professor in the department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and honorary fellow at Eyebeam (NYC).
For more info, please visit http://www.claudiahart.com/

We also have upcoming talks and workshops from Chris Collins (December), Jon Chambers (January), Yaloo Pop (February) and Paula Nacif (March)!

What is Dorkbot? http://dorkbot.org/startadorkbot/

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It has been running since 2008.

Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?
Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].


EVENT

[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk ::vtol::


Dates:
Mon Oct 27, 2014 19:00 - Mon Oct 27, 2014

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Hello fellow technophiles!

We’re preparing for Nick Briz’s Artist Talk this Oct 24 Thursday at 7 PM, but we’ve got great news for you:

Media artist, musician and engineer of “strange sounding mechanisms” Dmitry Morozov, ::vtol:: is in town next week! He’ll be speaking on Monday Oct 27th at 8 PM at Catalyze Chicago, and performing at Tritriangle on Tuesday Oct 28 at 8 PM at 1550 N. Milwaukee 3/F. If you’re not familiar with his work we recommend you check out http://vtol.cc/ !!!

::vtol:: is the project of Dmitry Morozov, Moscow media artist, musician and engineer of strange sounding mechanisms. In the mid 00s Dmitry started to use actively his DIY and Circuit Bent instruments for his own music projects, as well as making instruments for other musicians and media artists. He is the first batch producer of music and video synthesizers at the post-Soviet area. Besides making music and instruments, Dmitry creates audiovisual art installations and promotes Circuit Bending and DIY Electronics in Russia by means of lectures and workshops.

web page - http://vtol.cc/

We also have upcoming talks and workshops from Claudia Hart (November 12), Chris Collins (December), Jon Chambers (January), Yaloo Pop (February) and Paula Nacif (March)!

In other news, new media artist and prof extraordinaire Carla Gannis has an opening, The Garden of Emoji Delights, at Kasia Kay Art Projects this Friday Oct 24 6-8pm! Artist is present, and her show is also screening at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn.
https://www.facebook.com/events/389390807877911/?fref=ts

What is Dorkbot? http://dorkbot.org/startadorkbot/

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It has been running since 2008.

Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?
Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].


EVENT

[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk: Nick Briz


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

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

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Cower brief mortals! Dorkbot Chicago is BACK!

After a long hiatus, Dorkbot Chicago is back in action. We’ll be using Catalyze Chicago (www.catalyzechicago.org) 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

RSVP Here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorkbot-artist-talk-nick-briz-tickets-13687370293

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, Rhizome.org, Fast Company, El Mundo, Neural, etc. ). my work is distributed through Video Out Distribution as well as openly and freely on the web.

For more information, please visit www.nickbriz.com

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

Visit Dorkbot Chicago Archives http://dorkbotchicago.blogspot.com/