hi, my name is nick briz &&
i'm a new_media artist / educator / organizer
living + working in chicago, IL fwd ⇢
"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."
"Copy this Drive stands thus in stark contrast with the historical function of the artist
as a privileged reader of a hidden reality that he chooses to reveal in a more or less accessible way. In this case the value is in the extreme accessibility
of the data: the artist is totally undressed in front of his audience. He makes the public an active participant in all the resources that are available [...]"
— neural magazine
"A New Ecology provokes the viewer to reconsider the mutually constructive nature of human identity and technology. [...] it has become part of the artist's responsibility to loudly and unapologetically use their work as a signpost for issues relating to technology's intrusion on our identity."
— Carli Vierke, Negotiating Corporeality, Negotiating Identity
(the University of British Columbia)
"The end result, How To/Why Leave Facebook, is nothing short of revolutionary
. The video essay format in which he delivers his thesis, complete with screen grabs and relevant images, raises the bar for online academia. The entire presentation is impressive [...] The performance is obviously rehearsed, but overall casual. In the video essay, Briz has found a format that presents information in a way that is more urgent and personal than text on a screen
, without ever coming off as twee or kitsch.""
— the State Press