Eduardo Moises Penalver & Sonia Kaytal Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership
Barbara Ehrenreich Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Lewis Hyde The Gift, Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Geoffrey Miller Spent: Sex, Evolution, & Consumer Behavior
Friday, January 27, 2012
PosterBoy Panel Discussion at Real Art Ways
Tomorrow, Real Art Ways will host a panel discussion relating to Posterboy's Street Alchemy 2.0 exhibition. Im gonna travel up to get a look at the show and to engage what is sure to be an interesting conversation.
Poster Boy Panel Discussion:
Real Art Ways will present a panel discussion to address the multiple and wide-ranging topics that have arisen from Poster Boy: Street Alchemy 2.0. Some of the topics include artist’s rights and freedom of expression, legal issues surrounding this work, the transgressive nature of new art and the value of billboards in advertising and society:
Panelists will include: Chris Knopf, CEO of Mintz & Hoke Communications Group, a leading marketing agency Thomas Menard, attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation at Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP Dr. Randy Jacobs, Associate Professor of Communications at the University of Hartford, who teaches advertising Hrag Vartanian, Editor and Founder of the online journal Hyperallergic and an expert on street art A member of the Poster Boy collective will also participate
Moderator: Marela Zacarias, artist and muralist
About the panelists and moderator Moderator - Marela Zacarias, artist Zacarias has painted more than thirty large public murals in the United States. Mexico and Guatemala. She was an Artist-in-Residence for the academic year ‘09-’10 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she completed a mural to be part of the William Benton Museum of Art collection. Her work is currently part of the 2011 S-Files Biennial at Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, NY. She made a 30ft long site-specific sculptural painting at the lobby of the museum. You can see a short video about this piece here.
Panelists - Dr. Randy Jacobs, Associate Professor of Communications University of Hartford Dr. Jacobs teaches advertising in the University of Hartford’s School of Communication. Dr. Jacobs’ interests span the social, economic and ethical implications of advertising and his most recent research looks at the effects of military advertising on enlistment decisions. Dr. Jacobs earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Advertising from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Ohio State University.
Hrag Vartanian, Editor/Founder Hyperallergic, blogazine and online forum Vartanian is editor of Hyperallergic. His work has appeared in the Art21 blog, Brooklyn Rail, NYFA’s Current and "Huffington Post. He serves on the board of the Triangle Arts Association, he volunteers on numerous educational committees and he blogs at HragV.com. He's a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and art critic who has written extensively about street art, performance art, the internet and issues of multiculturalism. He maintains a tumblelog notebook, called A Brooklyn Art Critic’s Notebook.
Chris Knopf, CEO Mintz & Hoke Communications Group Knopf is a principal in Mintz & Hoke, a marketing communications agency in Avon, CT serving B2B and consumer clients. In a long career, he has won top creative awards in national and New England competitions. Knopf is also a published novelist, cabinet-maker and rock musician when he can steal the time.
Thomas Menard, Attorney Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP Menard is a proud graduate of Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. As a partner in the Hartford-based intellectual property (IP) law firm of Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP, Tom counsels clients regarding patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, IP related business disputes and IP litigation. The firm represents clients ranging from Connecticut-based manufacturers, to universities, entrepreneurs and a wide range of international clients through an international network of IP law firms. During his twelve years of IP practice, Menard has represented clients in state and federal courts in Connecticut and other U.S. jurisdictions. Menard believes that in-depth knowledge of the client’s business and competitive environment are essential to the strategic allocation of legal services where they will provide the greatest benefit.
REAL ART WAYS 56 Arbor St Hartford, CT 06106
email@example.com SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012 | 7.30 PM
Activists Remove Advertising From Stockholm Subway
Like most ad removals, it's less difficult than one might think. On that note, has anyone noticed how many disparate groups are taking ad removal into their own hands? Seems like it might be time for an international call to action.
For decades, the debate about the giant advertising signs that line New York City’s highways has centered on whether they are hazardous as distractions to drivers, not as man-made sequoias that could topple over and destroy cars and buildings. More [HERE]
This press release ended up in my inbox this morning. Its great to see the OWS movement not only occupying public space but also those private spaces which have intruded on our shared public environment. If the messages of commercial advertising encroach upon our minds then it only seems fitting to retake them and use them to project our collective visions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2012 - San Francisco, California Liberated Ads Confront Foreclosure Crisis
The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new campaign of bus shelter ads to confront America’s home foreclosure crisis.
During the week of January 16th, the CDC successfully apprehended, rehabilitated and discharged more than one dozen bus shelter advertisements throughout San Francisco, including the intersection of California and Davis Street, one block from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The CDC’s red, white and blue advertisements declare: MORTGAGE IN TROUBLE? OCCUPY THE BANKS along with the website, www.OccupyWallStWest.org. Produced with the assistance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the corrected advertisements feature the rooftop of an American home set against clear blue skies with the phrase: Making Home Affordable.
The corrected ads were released shortly prior to January 20th in anticipation of a day-long, nonviolent shut down of San Francisco’s Financial District by Occupy SF. January 20th also marks the one year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted First Amendment protection to corporate political expenditures. Occupy protestors are demanding a halt to predatory foreclosures and evictions by banks and the end of corporate personhood. They will be taking their demands directly to the offices of banks and corporations in San Francisco to stop business as usual on January 20th.
The rehabilitated advertisements are currently at liberty and seem to have successfully readjusted to public life. However, these ads will remain under surveillance by department staff to prevent recidivism and any potential lapse into prior criminal behavior.
Founded in 1994, the CDC is a private correctional facility that protects the public through the secure management, discipline, and rehabilitation of California's advertising. The department was initiated by individuals who felt that public correctional facilities were insufficiently managing the state's most criminal elements and that effective care and treatment would improve under the supervision of a private institution.
For more information on the operations and programs of the CDC, contact the California Department of Corrections Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News has been slow in the PublicAdCampaign world. I've been diligently working on more gallery pieces and trying to setup some big projects for the year to come. As it looks now the AR world will be an integral part of our workload over the next 6 months so it seemed fitting to start reporting on some interesting AR projects. This project, originally posted on Wooster Collective uses AR and QR codes to virtually restore murals that have been defaced. As AR becomes a more and more integral part of our public experience editing public space in this way will become easier and easier, blurring the lines between the reality that we actually live in and the one we wish to live in.
Only because no one got hurt can I say that I love this. Many of the billboards along the BQE have sat blank for the past few years in what I can only assume is a state of legal limbo as OAC's fight the city in an effort to hold onto a cash cow of illegal signage along the BQE. While it appears the sign did have copy on one side, a source who lives only a block from this sign tells me that one side has been blank for at least two years now. This recent debacle should insure that all of the offending signs along the BQE come down regardless of the state of any legal negotiations. Only time will tell.
Take a look at the size of the column that held up this monstrosity.
For some reason, despite my best attempts to remain blissfully ignorant to this kind of crap, I am aware of the A&E program Shipping Wars. And if the Phonebooth ads, cable television spots, billboards, and pre-preview movie "entertainment" that I have ingested weren't enough to insure this fact, I found this mobile billboard idling on canal street yesterday.