March 15, 2013—New York, NY—Celebrating more than five years of thug life, pop culture, and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology Lab, or F.A.T. Lab, is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From April 1–20 Eyebeam Art & Technology Center will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Organized by Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.
F.A.T. GOLD: brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency at Eyebeam. The influential group—who’ve collectively and independently received prestigious honors such as the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Japan Media Arts Award, Transmediale Award, Prix Ars Electronica, Emmy Award, and TIME Magazine’s “World’s Most Influential Person”—will be onsite daily during the week of April 1, participating in panels, hackathons, and collaborative pieces.
The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.
But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative.
Rest in Power, Aaron Swartz. (1986 -2013)
We are not really as good at writing obits as we are at making stuff for the web, but there are beautiful and very important stuff about Aaron’s incredible legacy, his amazing politics and the miscarriage of justice against him, that you should read. You can even join the JSTOR Liberator Front!
F.A.T. fellows are deeply sorry that Aaron is not anymore around and we thought the best way to remember him would be building something for the web that could be shared.
Next weekend is the anniversary of the EPIC FAIL of SOPA, in which Aaron played a key role. We reused the code of STOP SOPA campaign to build this little moment of silence and pay a html tribute to Aaron.
Git it here or embed it on your site:
FAT GOLD exhibition is postponed until March 2013. While we are all really outraged at having to change our plans so abruptly due to extensive disaster from Hurricane Sandy, we want to ensure that NYC fully recovers before we unleash FAT GOLD on the city.
With many of us located in NYC, we do encourage you to help and volunteer in the wake of Sandy. You can help by visiting or donating to the recovery efforts of the NY Red Cross.
We will continue to release new posts and projects on the FFFFF.AT leading up to March.
BE SAFE AND BE PREPARED NYC!
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.