Internet Hall of Famer Aaron Swartz died on Jan 11 2014. Just over a year later an art exhibit Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz has been launched, both online and at ThoughtWorks in NYC, where Aaron worked. The exhibit is organized by Art for Change, a non-profit based In El Barrio in Harlem.
In the words of the curators:
“One year after his death, we pay homage to Aaron by launching an art exhibit: http://bit.ly/1j3w5C3. The exhibit is an artistic sociopolitical commentary that analyzes some of the issues Aaron tackled through his activism. “Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz” brings together artists and activist whom, much like Aaron, work tirelessly to challenge the status quo, disrupting unjust systems, giving voice to the voiceless and building movements for justice and equity. Aaron used technology as a tool. Artists use their art. Let us bring this exhibit everywhere!”
Artists presented include Ellen Pearlman of the Volumetric Society. ISOC-NY attended the opening on March 28 2014 where the following video was captured.
What: Unbound: A Tribute to Aaron Swartz
Where:ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, @29th ST NYC
When: Noon to 3PM on Saturdays April 5, 12, 19, 26 – for other times contact ThoughtWorksNYC Connector Jared Hatch (Free)
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1hQ5ZSS
Twitter: @aaronsw | #ThoughtworksNYC | @ArtForChangeInc