February 26th- Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, and Steven Johnson at the New York Public Library

Thursday February 26th 7:00 pm at the Manhattan Branch the New York Public Library and Wired Magazine present Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy with Speakers: Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, Steven Johnson

From the website:“What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?”
LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture. Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson’s Bible to André the Giant to Wikipedia—will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama “HOPE” poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers. “

As of now the tickets are sold- out, but there may be tickets at the door the night of the event.

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