Friday, October 24, 2014

Artist Talk: Dmitry Morozov :::VTOL::: Mon. Oct. 27

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 !!!


::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.

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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.

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].

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pics! Oct 23 Nick Briz artist talk

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dorkbot is BACK! Artist Talk: Nick Briz

Cower brief mortals! Dorkbot Chicago is BACK!
After a long hiatus, Dorkbot Chicago is back in action. We’ll be using Catalyze Chicago ( 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

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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,, 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

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

Visit Dorkbot Chicago Archives
Catalyze Chicago
650 W Lake St. Suite #220
Chicago, Illinois 60661
United States of America

Paula Nacif, corrupt_hard_drive_2.gif, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014