Breaking Codes: Tactical Misuse Workshop with Nick Briz


SNF Parkway Theatre 2 Sun, Dec 11, 2022 2:00 PM


Join us for the return of Breaking Codes, a weekend-long event that highlights emerging moving image makers who are building radical, expansive and wholly new definitions of cinematic form. This year we are thrilled to welcome Nick Briz, NIA JUNE, and Amina Ross and explore their work over the course of four free events. On Sunday, December 11th, join new media artist and technologist Nick Briz for a workshop discussing "tactical mis-use" of internet applications, social media websites, and more.

This workshop is free to the public with 20 seats available by reservation at the link below. All participants should bring their own laptop; wi-fi and power outlets will be provided.

"We don't just use these online platforms, we live online. these are not just tools, this is our environment, && "as human discourse adapts to its new home, everything we do and think as human beings will be and is being shaped by new values" (Virginia Heffernan). these new norms + values are increasingly being influenced by the logic of surveillance capitalism, && when we use these online platforms we, consciously or not, perpetuate these new values. but there are ways of using (or misusing) these online platforms in a manner that undermines the exploitative algorithms + dark patterns designed by the data barons of surveillance capitalism: the practice of tactical misuse, here's how." — Nick Briz


Nick Briz is an internationally recognized new-media artist, educator and organizer. His work investigates the promises and perils of living in an increasingly digital and networked world. He is an active participant in various online communities and conversations including glitch art, net art, remix culture, digital literacy, hacktivism and digital rights. He's co-founder of a nonprofit focused on digital literacy and digital culture, he's Associate Professor Adjunct at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a freelance Creative Technologist.

See all the programs that are part of Breaking Codes 2022!

Friday, December 9
7 pm - Nia June Screening with Q&A 

Saturday, December 10 
4 pm - Nick Briz Artist Talk with Q&A 

7 pm - Amina Ross Screening with Q&A 

Sunday, December 11
2 pm - Tactical Misuse Workshop with Nick Briz 


Breaking Codes is made possible by a generous contribution from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



  • Face masks are required at all times in the SNF Parkway except when consuming concessions in your seat.

  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to avoid the theater if they are feeling unwell or have had a recent unmasked exposure to someone who tested positive. Email with any questions.