Nov 20th 2013

Piracy’s preserving effect, while little known, is actually nothing new. Through the centuries, the tablets, scrolls, and books that people copied most often and distributed most widely survived to the present. — Benj Edwards

In this lecture/workshop we will go over the technical + theoretical process of creating your own net art archive. We will discuss the role “copying” plays—conceptually && technically—in the underlying technologies of the Internet as well as how it functions as a tech[nique]nology (techné) for acquiring and preserving net culture. We will review in detail how to use shareware web-crawlers and bitTorrent clients to create our own archive from a “dirty” homebrew + DIT perspective.

*due to limited space, please RSVP x to ensure a spot, first come first serve.

**Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop so they can follow along with Nick’s workshop.

Nick Briz is a new-media artist, educator and organizer based in Chicago IL. His work has been shown internationally at festivals and institutions including the FILE Media Arts Festival (Rio de Janeiro, BR); the Images Festival (Toronto, CA); the Museum of Moving Image (NYC); Furtherfield Gallery (London, UK); Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas (Venezuela); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; He directs and develops digital projects collaboratively/commercially with Branger_Briz (Miami, FL) and teaches new-media art at the Marwen Foundation and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is distributed through Video Out Distribution (Vancouver, CA) as well as openly and freely on the web. >>

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