anna russett + nick briz /

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by & No Comments


“YouTube has hundreds of hours of video uploaded every minute and relies on it’s proprietary “black box” algorithm to serve up content in a way that is financially rewarding and keeps viewers engaged and coming back for more. Uploading a video these days feels like you’re tossing it into a vast sea of content, hoping it washes up on someone’s shore.

We created this project because we missed being able to easily discover the weird but amazing videos of YouTube – unfiltered from the algorithm that now prioritizes videos from paid placements and major publishers, and sometimes a few of the most popular creators. Here’s a video where we explain a bit more about the ideas behind this project.

All videos are being uploaded in realtime. Watch now before they get lost at sea.”

made by anna russett + nick briz

Anna Russett is an online cultural producer and creative/strategy hybrid focused in contemporary modes of communication. She has gained an audience of over 200,000 across online platforms where she creates video, photography, text and code to share vlogs, tutorials, internet and social media art that encourages young women to be critical of and take part in shaping the world around them. Her passion for social media led her to join Havas Chicago, where she currently works as a Creative Director. Her brand experience at Havas includes Coca-Cola, Reynolds Consumer Products, AutoZone, and Kmart. Anna also works as a content creator, collaborating and consulting with brands such as Nike, e.l.f. Cosmetics, and Macy’s.


Nick Briz is a new-media artist, educator and organizer based in Chicago, IL. His work focuses on digital culture by investigating 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 rights, Internet ecology and digital literacy.

His work has been exhibited internationally at major festivals such as FILE Media Arts Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Images Festival in Toronto Canada, as well as major cultural institutions such as the Museum of Moving Image in New York City, the Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Tate Exchange in London, among others. His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as Neural Magazine (Bari, Italy), (NYC) and Furtherfield (London) which are among the most influential in the field of New Media Art, as well as in traditional news outlets such as the Boston Globe, El Mundo (Spain), El Espectador (Colombia), and in an array of art and design publications including VICE, Fast Company, Art Slant and Complex.

He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Chief Creative Director of the digital agency Branger_Briz, a collective of artists, strategists, educators and programmers specializing in conceiving and developing custom innovative digital projects for a wide range of clients. As an organizer he has been invited to curate events at various international galleries and conferences, he co-founded and ran an international New Media Art conference called GLI.TC/H (2010-2012), co-ran an experimental performance series in Chicago called NO-MEDIA (2012-2016), and is currently co-organizing a lecture series called d.r.e.a.m. (data rules everything around me).

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