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| SUNDAY READING | From the CEO of Google


It’s been a long, tough U.S. election season, and I know many of you are surprised by last night’s outcome. I want to reassure everyone that we will do everything we can to work with the incoming administration to advocate for policies that are good for Google and the world. Our basic values remain the same:

First — we believe in building for everyoneby creating products and services that are accessible to people all over the world. That notion that everyone on Earth should have the same access to knowledge — and the economic growth that comes with it — remains core to everything that we do.

Second — we believe in social equality and the idea that people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations are equal and should receive equal treatment under the law and in the workplace.

Third — we continue to believe that open is better than closed. That’s true whether you’re talking about an operating system, the free flow of information, or a reasonable immigration policy that allows us to hire the very best minds from around the world. There are many U.S. Googlers here on some type of work visa, and we will do everything we can to support their right to work in this country.

These have and continue to be Google’s values. They have made us the company we are today, and we will keep standing by them and by all of you.

Sundar Pichai, CEO Of Google

| Art | Tyler Coburn at Google 111 8th Avenue


I’m that angel

Performance dates: February 11 – 13 & 18 – 19, 8 – 10pm

Location: The Google Building, 111 8th Avenue, New York


I’m that angel is a cycle of writings and performances, in data centers, that explores the contemporary conditions of how we work on and against the computer, narrated from the cognitive cell of one highly neurotic user.  


The project addresses the master narratives of technological and socioeconomic progress that have naturalized Web 2.0’s user platforms, as well as the constituents of the digital public that figure into ongoing discussions about the relationship between sincerity and authenticity; realism and reality; the diaristic and the literary; and the author and the individual who takes on, and produces under, that title.


The book component of I’m that angel was designed by Eric Nylund and printed this past fall.  Copies are currently stocked in a handful of institutions and stores internationally.  More information can be foundhere.  


The performance component involves readings of the entire book, by actor Justin Sayre, at data centers worldwide. If the book sustains a material limit that belies the diffuse shape of the cloud, then these readings attempt similar concretions by having author, actor and audience occupy a securitized field rarely made available to the public – to occupy, in short, the site where the cloud is kept.  

The forthcoming readings will occur this February in The Google Building at 111 8th Avenue, New York.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP by February 4th to tyler.coburn@gmail.com.

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