“Release early, often, and with rap music.”
Evan Roth is a maker of things with a specific interest in tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. Roth graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in architecture. After working as an autocad monkey for a year in DC and another two in LA he returned to the east coast to attend the Parsons Design + Technology MFA program where he was awarded a 5′ plastic trophy for graduating as valedictorian. During this time he developed Typographic Illustration, Explicit Content Only, Graffiti Taxonomy and his thesis project, Graffiti Analysis.
After Parsons, Evan spent two years experimenting in creative open source R&D at the Eyebeam OpenLab where he created a slew of projects and co-founded the Graffiti Research Lab. Currently Roth is teaching MFA courses at Parsons ranging from visual programming to internet fame to geek graffiti (a course labeled “an invitation to break the law” by city council memeber Peter Vallone Jr.), and is in the process of co-founding F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology), Brooklyn’s first and only R&D lab for the public domain.
In the upcoming months Roth’s work will be featured in the Sundance Film Festival, the Moma, and on BET. Evan’s work has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine, Rolling Sone, and Esquire, and shows up on the first page of google for the following search terms: bad ass mother fucker, graffiti, explicit content, white glove, skymall, postal labels, and “9 to 5″.
Evan lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend and cat and enjoys spending his free time violating laws related to copyright and vandalism. Current and past work is archived at ni9e.com.
– Peep all my FAT posts here
– Project archive: ni9e.com
– blog: blog.ni9e.com
– GRL: graffitiresearchlab.com
– graffiti photos: flickr.com/photos/urban_data/
– other photos: del.icio.us/fi5e
– youtube: youtube.com/profile?user=ni9e25
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.