Internationally known multimedia artist, leading member of The Yes Men and Associate Professor of Media Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Igor Vamos will be giving a presentation on his work in Franklin Patterson Hall East Lecture Hall on Friday, March 23rd, 10:30am-12:00pm. This event is open to the public.
Who Are the Yes Men?
"We’re just two guys, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, who—thanks to a network of ultra-capable friends and allies—infiltrate conferences, produce fake newspapers, and do various other weirdness in order to expose the wrongdoings of miscellaneous, mostly corporate evildoers. Oh, and we record the whole thing to get it out to the world through social media, news channels, and our own movies.
We call this sort of thing “laughtivism” because, well, it’s funny. And it’s activist: the theory is, we’ll laugh bloodsuckers into oblivion and thus save the world. It doesn’t always work—the world still needs some saving—but, you know, the arc of history bends towards justice, even when it seems to be breaking."