Check out Chicago-based Noel Morical’s fiber based installations and sculptures!
Sustainability at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
This video was developed in collaboration between the SAIC instructional resources + facilities management dept., and the media production bureau in order to promote sustainability on campus. Enjoy.
Lives in me /Chen Chen /2014 SAIC MFA show
Alumni work by Chen Chen (MFA 2014)
Neighborhood All-Star Exhibit!
Coles, 2338 N. Milwaukee
Thanks to all the artists for sharing there work!
Check out the show before it comes down after August 1.
See more opening photos.
Neighborhood All-Star Artists
Janice Aponte • Bboyb • John Bambino • Lynn Basa • Nathan Becka • Wayne Bertola • Michael Bolsinga • Coleman Brice • Tina Brown • Justin Bushman • Robert Castillo • Kerry Couch • Billy Craven • Kimberly Darovec • Angela Davis Fegen • Allison Green • Larry Green • Miguel Guzman • Jared Haberman • Gretchen Hasse • Matt Hilker • Katie Holland • Sharon Hoogstraten • Chyanne Husar • Rachel Katzman • Tracy Kostenbader • Lewis Lain • Ben Lascov • Gary Lehman • Arpad Lep • Betsy Martens • Charlie Megna • Jane Michalski • Harriet Mishoulam • Christine Parisi • Gabe Patti • Rainbow Kitty • James Stieglitz • Julie Sulzen • Nicole Syrquin • Travis Yarak • Dan Zamudio • Tara Zanzig
Why and How to Leave FacebookNick Briz is a Chicago-based new media artist, educator, and organizer. Briz teaches at the Marwen Foundation and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has shown his work internationally, and is the co-founder of the GLI.TC/H conference. While all of that is undeniably impressive, I must say I knew Briz was a genius when I first saw, “Apple Computers,” a powerful affront against Apple and a manifesto for the prosumer of our age. So, when Briz made “How To / Why Leave Facebook,” a piece about leaving Facebook, I knew I should pay attention.I recently left Facebook as well, but I was uninterested in any self-congratulatory artwork or dramatic fuck-you to the social platform. I hadn’t enjoyed my time on Facebook for a while, but Facebook had been such a large part of my life for 9 years. I don’t buy most complaints about it “not being real life,” or some useless addiction. As the largest social network in the world, Facebook is very much a part of real life, I just hadn’t felt like I was benefitting from that part of my life.My vague discontentedness with Facebook finally reached a boiling point in light of theiremotional contagion study. The highly controversial academic study was recently published, and it claims that Facebook had secretly manipulated the emotional state of nearly 700,000 of its users. I understood that Facebook’s main purpose is to make advertising dollars from it’s users, but this felt excessively creepy. And as VICE News has already reported, one of the study’s researches received funding from the Minerva initiative—helping the Pentagon study and quell social unrest—that made it all the more creepy. Yet I knew Briz would offer some insight beyond the most recent headlines.
The Little Things (by Bindle Punk)
CHICAGO (by antonio canseco)