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Augmented Reality Advertising Takeover

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

From Ron English:

Augmented Reality is the process of overlaying digital information onto the real world creating a hyper reality unavailable under normal circumstances. Currently restricted to internet enabled smart devices, this technology will leap from our hands and into our eyes as ocular devices become commonplace and the augmented world.

Augmented Reality Advertising Takeover (AR | AD)

A little over a week ago PublicAdCampaign and The Heavy Projects launched the AR I AD Takeover in Times Square, NY.

The Augmented Reality Junaio channel used 5 separate ad campaigns to trigger their own replacement with the artwork of 5 of our favorite public space artists including, Ron English, John Fekner, PosterBoy, OX, and Dr. D.

After challenging outdoor advertising’s supremacy in public space for the past 10 years by illegally re-appropriating physical advertising venues, PublicAdCampaign has raised awareness but made little progress in our ultimate goal of completely removing outdoor signage from our shared environment.

With the advent of Augmented Reality the rules are beginning to change as to who can claim ownership to public space and we are excited to be on the cutting edge of this new adventure to redefine the visual landscape of our shared public environment.

The Art and Crimes of Ron English to Air on Ovation

Filed under: Creative Activism, Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

Submitted by Michaela Dietz of Ovation TV for Ron English:

Kiss Kids-200Ovation is airing Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English, a film about the culture-jamming and billboard-liberation antics of Ron English. The modern day Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, Ron paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture on canvas, in songs, and directly on hundreds of pirated billboards. Shot entirely guerilla-style, the film chronicles the evolution of an artist who offers an alternative universe where nothing is sacred, everything is subverted and there’s always room for a little good-natured fun.

Where: Ovation TV
When: October 24, 2009 at 8pm, 11pm
and October 25, 2009 at 12:00pm

Ron English Graffitis the Sky

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

From Ron English:

Ron English takes graffiti to new heights this morning by skywriting the word CLOUD five times across lower Manhattan. The text soon dissipates into”¦ actual clouds.

Nimbus Vapor, a Street Art Exhibit Curated by Ron English

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking

From Ron English:


Ron English to Screen “Abraham Obama”

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking, Political Pranks, Pranksters

Ron English announces:

The New York premiere of Abraham Obama
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 8pm
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York City
Artist Ron English will be there in person for post-screening Q&A.
Director: Kevin Chapados. 54 min. 2008.


Abraham Obama is a humorous and provocative look at an unprecedented political art movement. Street artist Ron English gathers a crew of professional pranksters and hits the road on a grassroots campaign to make public art and promote Obama’s campaign for the Presidency. Abraham Obama takes us on an unforgettable ride as the stories of Ron English unfold alongside musicians and artists such as Shepard Fairey, Jack Medicine, David Choe, Sam Flores, Will.I.Am, Morgan Spurlock and many others.

Director: Kevin Chapados. 54 min. 2008.
Date & Time: Thu, May 14, 2009, 8:00pm
Location: 92YTribeca Screening Room, 200 Hudson Street – Directions
Code: T-MM5FM33-01
Price: $12.00

Instructions for Billboard Liberation

Filed under: Art Pranks, Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking, Instructionals, Pranksters

Jingoism Studios

The Billboard:

Most billboards are wheat-pasted posters, coming in two standard sizes, the most common being 12 x 22 feet. These are the billboards you see atop taller buildings and along the highway. The freestanding billboard of this size can be accessed with a 12 foot ladder. To access the ones atop buildings, you need (more…)