“F.A.T. Gold: Five Years of Free Art & Technology” is an upcoming exhibition of the work of Free Art & Technology Lab, April 1 to April 20, 2013 at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. Founded in 2007 by Evan Roth and James Powderly, F.A.T. Lab art collective promotes the public domain through clever & humorous art, technology, and media (see our coverage over the years). The exhibition was originally scheduled for November 2012 but was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.
F.A.T. GOLD brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency at Eyebeam. The influential group—who’ve collectively and independently received prestigious honors such as the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Japan Media Arts Award, Transmediale Award, Prix Ars Electronica, Emmy Award, and TIME Magazine’s “World’s Most Influential Person”—will be onsite daily during the week of April 1, participating in panels, hackathons, and collaborative pieces.