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Wednesday, August 15 6:00pm

Wednesday, 6-8pm Members $7 | Non-Members $10 For registration/payment, contact martina@squeaky.org

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Master Class: DIY Chrome Extensions for Artists

How to Tactically Misuse Your Web Browser: DIY Chrome Extensions and Bookmarklets for Artists with Emily Martinez.

The focus of this two-hour workshop by artist and Workspace resident Emily Martinez will be on using the web browser to make internet art and other strange, un-user-friendly, or subversive things. Participants will see and test examples of Chrome extensions and Bookmarklets made by artists. They will be guided through the process of creating their own extensions and publishing them to the Chrome Web Store. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript is best, though not required. Templates with all of the Javascript code necessary to make at least two extensions will be provided. Recommended age: Adults, 18+

Emily Martinez is a new media artist, front-end developer, digital strategist, educator, and serial collaborator. She believes in the tactical misuse of technology, and makes artworks that take on the sharing economy, digital labor struggles, algorithmic bias, surveillance capitalism, crypto colonialism, tech bros, and tech culture at large. Emily’s art and research has been published in Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), Entreprecariat (Institute of Network Cultures), Temporary Art Review, and Filmmaker Magazine. She has exhibited at The Wrong Biennale, Transmediale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, MoMA PS1, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, WRO Media Art Biennale, and The Luminary.

About the program
Workspace Residency is a unique artist residency which supports local, regional and national media artists and researchers who are working on projects in film, video, audio, interactive media and emerging technologies in any stage of production. Founded in 2016 by Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, New York, in collaboration with local partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City, the residency provides support through equipment, facilities, and technical support for artists experimenting across a range of old and new technologies, such as video, sound, digital platforms, interactivity, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Community outreach and public engagement components include presentation and education activities.

Workspace Residency is made possible with generous support from the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, individual members, businesses, and supporters.