New Media Lecture Series – Nicholas O’Brien

Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer whose research primarily revoles around the exploration of digital self, language, and the relevance of landscape studies within network culture.

His multi-disciplined practice encompasses experimental interviews, performance based blogs, 3D animation, writing editorial columns on contemporary art, and micro-lectures on popular cultural phenomenon that borrow from traditional cinematic and literary arts.

The discursive feedback and dialogical nature of his work aims to be approachable yet critical of how contemporary digital environments are shaping the way art is being produced and distributed. His visual work has been included in multiple national and international venues including the Portland Art Museum, Future Gallery (Berlin), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Xth Biennial in Lyon net art project, Lampo,, and the Centro Multimedia in Mexico City. He recently curated the exhibition “Notes on a New Nature” at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, New York.” – Karen Archey, Can’t Touch This exhibition notes for Art Micro Patronage.

Below are some works from his oeuvre. Nicholas has kindly agreed to answer questions via YouTube, so please feel free to ask a question in the comment thread (of the YouTube video) or post a video response.

A Temporary Memorial Project for Jobbers’ Canyon Built with ConAgra Products is a 2011 Commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the National Endowments of the Arts.

The full project is available here.

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