Thursday, September 25, 2014 Sunday, July 20, 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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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014

planarianfolk:

This is really interesting and makes a lot of good points about how people view fame in general.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
purmu:

doctor-segmentium:

boku-no-ketsue:

viviku:

vorixcia-dix:

wessasaurus-rex:

cryptidcaretaker:

bearded, cray, intellectual

Sociopathic, bisexual, sugoi 
Alright now 

Kawaii, Lolicon, Bisexual…okaaaay then…

sugoi drunk otaku

pervert, sociopathic, lolicon…

pervert, drunk, bisexual

based redonkulous hentai

sex intelectual beard

purmu:

doctor-segmentium:

boku-no-ketsue:

viviku:

vorixcia-dix:

wessasaurus-rex:

cryptidcaretaker:

bearded, cray, intellectual

Sociopathic, bisexual, sugoi 

Alright now 

Kawaii, Lolicon, Bisexual
…okaaaay then…

sugoi drunk otaku

pervert, sociopathic, lolicon…

pervert, drunk, bisexual

based redonkulous hentai

sex intelectual beard

(Source: sexy-reaper)

ovopack:

Meow!

ovopack:

Meow!

Saturday, May 31, 2014
is-chimera:

warmupish

is-chimera:

warmupish

polywomple:

doodle and experiment

polywomple:

doodle and experiment

vivzie-pop:

This might be the last update for a little while, as I haven’t done much more animation on the next few scenes, but almost the entire intro is colored! (thanks Misha haha) So here is kinda how it’s looking so far!

Thank you so much for all the donations! It means so much, honestly!

this film is way too much fun to work on ff<33

Donate to this film here (if you want too)!