Articles by Nicholas O'Brien

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Two Anecdotes Concerning the Architecture of Bertrand Goldberg

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Two Anecdotes Concerning the Architecture of Bertrand Goldberg

I don’t live in Chicago anymore, but I frequently visit. Over the past summer I was invited to a housewarming party for friends who had rented a large loft space …

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Talking with File Type curators Chaz Evans and Lorelei Stewart

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field: Talking with File Type curators Chaz Evans and Lorelei Stewart

When I initially saw the promotional poster for File Type, currently on view at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gallery 400, I was immediately intrigued by the curatorial premise posed …

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Is Locale Needed? Netart in the Midwest

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Is Locale Needed? Netart in the Midwest

Since moving away from Chicago this past summer, I’ve seen how Chicago and the Midwest have influenced my work, as well asĀ  my work ethic. The spirit of experimentation and …

Concerning “newMedia” as one word

Concerning “newMedia” as one word

For my last guest post and in response to Kelly’s question, I thought I’d address the way that I spell newMedia and my intentions behind doing so. As I mentioned …

Indie Games +/or Games as Art

Indie Games +/or Games as Art

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikNBn4wX8AU] Invisible Threads, Double Happiness Jeans by Stephanie Rothenberg and Jeff Crouse In continuing the thread (no pun intended with Double Happiness) of Play and it’s relationship to newMedia art, …

Sketches from/of Cleveland

Sketches from/of Cleveland

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd3Vez4tm8k] [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U36pZu17dk] [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTywDyK0T4] I was in Cleveland this past weekend for Notacon and Blockparty two hand-in-hand conferences concerning Hacker, DIY Electronics, and early web cultures (in a cursory nutshell). I …

Obsolescence as Cultural Production

Obsolescence as Cultural Production

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Cq_JFzv2I&feature=channel_page] Thinking about this topic often reminds me of a section of Invisible Cities, where Marco Polo is describing a city to Kubla Kahn in which its center is made …

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

O hai :: Approaches + Modes

I thought before I get really started the guest blogging here, I’d speak a little bit about my intentions/directions/plans. BEFORE that, however, I’d like to thank Kelly Shindler for giving …