Viral Art: Disruptions in the spectacle from spray paint to Google Bombs.
Presented by AIGA Philadelphia (with RJ Rushmore) for Philly Tech Week “If you want to understand street art and graffiti, you have to understand how books, movies, magazines, photographs and the internet have affected artists and fans.” -RJ Rushmore On April 10th you’ll have the unique opportunity to hear RJ Rushmore discuss his new book, Viral Art, which examines the intersection of street art and the internet. In Viral Art RJ poses that the best way for street art and graffiti to stay relevant is for artists to take over the public space of the internet and he traces how the histories of street art and graffiti have been shaped by communication technologies, from trading photos by hand to publishing books to sharing videos online. As a 20-something student living in Philadelphia and attending Haverford College, RJ runs Vandalog--*the* place for people to keep up to date on what’s going on with street art. If something matters in the world of street art, you can read about it on Vandalog: When Thursday, April 10, 6-8pm WhereAIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Cost This event is FREE to the public and on a first-come, first-admitted basis so arrive early!
When & Where
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
72 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA