‘Action Speaks’ Forum — Friday

action speaks Interesting pre-Foo evening planned at AS220. First, at 5pm, a showing of Helen Stickler’s documentary Andre the Giant Has a Posse, followed by a special Action Speaks forum on “Free Culture” and intellectual property.

Join artist Shepard Fairey, political activist and author Lawrence Lessig, computer scientist and engineer Brandon Edens, and AS220 artistic director Umberto Crenca in a discussion on “Free Culture”  — The 1998 Sonny Bono Act (Copyright Term Extension Act): Protecting Mickey Mouse or Helping the ‘Beat Go On’ in the Realm of Innovation? — moderated by Action Speaks Host Marc Levitt.

The panelists will be asked to comment on significant moments in their personal, artistic, professional and political evolution as well as dates in the world of public art and cyberspace that changed how we viewed and participated with the world. The public will be invited to join the discussion with comments and to ask questions.

Movie 5pm, forum seating at 5:15pm, Friday, AS220, 115 Empire Street

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