REMIX: Making Art & Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

February 19, 2009

LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a discussion of the emerging remix culture. 

Shepard Fairey, contemporary artist, illustrator and graphic designer 
Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air 
Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and author of Remix 

The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library 
Celeste Bartos Forum, Fifth Ave and 42nd St 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 , 7:00 p.m.  
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What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined? This will be the topic of the evening as discussed by 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.