22/10/2014: Tyler Coburn

Postscript on «I’m that angel»

Tyler Coburn’s publication, «I’m that angel», explores the conditions of how we work on and against the computer, narrated from the perspective of a “content farmer”: an online journalist contracted to generate articles based on words peaking in Google Trends.

Periodically, Coburn holds readings at data centers worldwide, including Google New York, Google Zurich and the infamous “Wikileaks Bunker” of Bahnhof Stockholm. These events give audiences access to the sites where “the cloud” is kept.

For his talk, Coburn will share images and stories from his tour; discuss the industrialization of online writing; and describe the role of data centers in the ever-expanding physical Internet.

Tyler Coburn is an artist and writer based in New York. Coburn’s writing has appeared in frieze, e-flux journal, Mousse, BOMB, Art-Agenda and Rhizome, among others. His performances, sound works and installations have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; South London Gallery; Kunstverein Munich; CCA Glasgow; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; CAC Vilnius; LAXART, Los Angeles; and SculptureCenter, New York.

October 14, 2014
Written by Academy Lectures