Thanks to Lila Kanner for providing us with insight into the great work of Artadia. Up next is Nicholas O’Brien. Nicholas is a new media artist and filmmaker based in Chicago. He co-started and ran the BUSKER (buskerchicago.com) project space, an independent artist-run non-commercial space for film/video screenings and new media performances and installations, from 2004 to 2007. For the past year he’s been teaching at Columbia College in its Interactive Arts and Media department and organizing screenings, workshops, and performances for many independent venues in Chicago and the Midwest. Most recently Nicholas has been working on art video games (or video games as art) in a collective project called Broken|Branch (brokenbranch.net) as well as developing new video and web works revolving around different modes of virtual identity (memory, sculpted space, cyberspace).