Civic Media Lunch: Steve Lambert

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab, E15-344

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Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist.

Lambert's work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company, and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in the Associated Press, the New York Times, Harper’s, Newsweek and others. He has collaborated with groups including the Yes Men, Graffiti Research Lab, and Greenpeace. He is also the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, and the Anti-Advertising Agency. He was a Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology (2006-2010).

Lambert has spent years researching, developing, and testing the “art of activism” – applying an artistic aesthetic tactically, strategically, and organizationally. He'll share some of what he's learned from history, cognitive psychology, marketing, and sociology to better understand audiences and make more effective activism.