From Free Software to Fine Art (Talk)

Speaker: Evan Roth (FAT Labs)
When: Friday Sept 9, 20h00-21h00

Evan Roth is an artist who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited widely in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the front page of Youtube. Roth’s “From Free Software to Fine Art” presentation will cover the influence of the open source development model in his art practice. By channeling Torvold’s “lazy like a fox” mentality, he aims to create art that seeds free ideals into popular culture…. or at least create art that isn’t boring. Join for laser graffiti, eye tracking, Google hacks, crowd sourced moon walks, curse word data visualization and TSA pranks.

From Free Software to Fine Art (Talk)