July 29, 2014

saic:

cchenchen:

Lives in me /Chen Chen /2014 SAIC MFA show

About this work

Alumni work by Chen Chen (MFA 2014)

July 19, 2014

anysquared:

Art@Cole’s #25:
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


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July 17, 2014
vicemag:

Why and How to Leave Facebook
Nick 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. 
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vicemag:

Why and How to Leave Facebook

Nick 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. 

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July 4, 2014

(Source: youtube.com)

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Filed under: deforestation 
June 28, 2014
(via Glitch Expectations: A Conversation with Jon Cates)

(via Glitch Expectations: A Conversation with Jon Cates)

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Filed under: glitch 
June 5, 2014

The Little Things (by Bindle Punk)

June 4, 2014

CHICAGO (by antonio canseco)

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Filed under: chicago 
January 8, 2014
(via Frozen Chicago: What The Windy City Looks Like Under Ice, Thanks To The Polar Vortex (PHOTOS))

(via Frozen Chicago: What The Windy City Looks Like Under Ice, Thanks To The Polar Vortex (PHOTOS))

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Filed under: xchicago 
December 12, 2013
CPS will use state-run data program, not controversial inBloom storehouse - Chicago Sun-Times

Updated: November 27, 2013 10:09AM

 

Chicago Public Schools has decided against using inBloom, a controversial data storehouse run by a nonprofit, and will work directly with a state-run data program, a spokeswoman said.

In Illinois, an online platform called the Illinois Shared Learning Environment, or ISLE, is in development to collect student data in one place.

The services of inBloom, which would allow access to a broader range of digital applications and content, were an optional add-on, but not mandatory, Illinois State Board of Education officials have said.

On Tuesday, CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll said CPS will use only ISLE.

She said CPS has the resources to implement the data-sharing effort on its own and doesn’t need a third party.

“We believe the best course of action for CPS is to work directly with [the state board of education] to provide the data needed to participate in this important initiative,” Carroll said.

Critics of inBloom were concerned about privacy, the security of the data and how the data would be used.

One CPS parent who has been worried about inBloom, Cassie Creswell, lauded CPS. “This is great news,” she said.

But Creswell said more information about ISLE’s system is needed.

A state board of education spokeswoman has said data collected by ISLE will be relevant only “to instructional applications” and won’t have anything to do with a child’s health or disciplinary matters.

In Illinois, two Downstate districts will pilot the ISLE program this winter, according to the state board. Over the next two years, 35 pioneering districts that receive federal money will start participating in ISLE.

That includes CPS, which committed to participate in ISLE and over three years will receive $19 million of federal money from the Race to the Top fund.

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Filed under: inbloom 
June 8, 2013
25 GIF Artists You Should Know

saic:

Jon Cates, SAIC FNVMA faculty has been named one of the top 25 GIF artists to know.

http://www.complex.com/art-design/2013/06/25-gif-artists-you-should-know/jon-cates

May 27, 2013

bishopz:

Solemn Towering Resilience (by Bishop Zareh)

Video by Bishop Zareh

The solemn towering resilience of Siberia’s tree-scape provides the backdrop of inertial movement, obscured and distracted by virtual lines and boundaries that move with a pattern slightly too complex to predict. The rules of their space define our ability to perceive our own forward movement.

But deep within this internalized exterior space are dancing lights which move in a new dimension. One whose reality more mimics our physical memory, our memory of being outside of the virtualized exteriority.

The movement of light still occurs within the music, but slightly offset from it. The hard and sharp and angular come in unforgiving waves, while the lights are too far off to be swing, too infrequent to be syncopated, connected yet shifted out of phase.

bishopz.com
vimeo.com/bishopz
github.com/bishopz

Music by Slava

“Moscow-born, Chicago-raised, Brooklyn-based producer Slava can offer the armchair musicologist hours of entertainment dissecting his attempt to reunite house’s splintered factions. Analysis aside, it’s also a very solid collection of viscerally compelling dance music.”
- Pitchfork, pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17915-slava-raw-solutions/

soundcloud.com/slava/
facebook.com/teamslava
twitter.com/team_slava

(via bishopz)

March 16, 2013

pre-glitch - GL1TCH.US - post-glitch @ SXSW - jonCates (2013) (by jonCates)

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Filed under: glitch 
March 15, 2013
(via "Broken News" @ Ann Arbor Film Festival)

(via "Broken News" @ Ann Arbor Film Festival)

February 18, 2013
somedaysomeway:

halfletterpress:

Marc and Brett are in London this week. They start installing work for this show. It opens on Friday. Come by if you are in town.

My group Temporary Services has work in London now & my collaborators Marc & Brett are there this week installing. Go meet them Friday if you’re in the UK!

somedaysomeway:

halfletterpress:

Marc and Brett are in London this week. They start installing work for this show. It opens on Friday. Come by if you are in town.

My group Temporary Services has work in London now & my collaborators Marc & Brett are there this week installing. Go meet them Friday if you’re in the UK!

(Source: halfletterpress)

October 21, 2012
halfletterpress:

Mobile Phenomena + Audible Dwelling
We are offering these two Half Letter Press titles together for a reduced price. Click here.  Click titles for more information.Mobile Phenomena, by Temporary Services, 64 pages, 2012Audible Dwelling, by Learning Site, 56 pages, 2011

halfletterpress:

Mobile Phenomena + Audible Dwelling

We are offering these two Half Letter Press titles together for a reduced price. Click here.

Click titles for more information.

Mobile Phenomena, by Temporary Services, 64 pages, 2012

Audible Dwelling, by Learning Site, 56 pages, 2011

(Source: halfletterpress)