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October 28, 2002

The UMBC Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents ®TMark representatives Ray Thomas and Frank Guerrero

The UMBC Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents ®TMark representatives Ray Thomas and Frank Guerrero, on Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at 1 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 215.


The Visiting Artists Lecture Series presents ®TMark representatives Ray Thomas and Frank Guerrero. ®TMark is an Internet based market system that supports the informative alteration of corporate products. ®TMark derives its name from "registered trademark" and is pronounced "art mark." Since its inception in the early 1990s, ®TMark has been responsible for funding many high-profile anti-corporate actions through its "mutual funds." It has been called the "MacArthur Foundation for aesthetic anarchy" by the Village Voice. They have swapped the voiceboxes of talking Barbie and GI Joe dolls at toy stores throughout the United States, backed Illegal Art in the production of "Deconstructing Beck," a remix of Beck Hansen's music, instigated actions such as "Phone in Sick Day," and supported the satirical websites GWBush.com, Voteauction.com and gatt.org. ®TMark has also emerged as an effective defender of artists against corporate interests on the Web, most notably in defense of the artists group etoy from Internet toy giant eToys.

This event will be netcast live at http://concretestream.umbc.edu.

Admission
Admission is free.

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
General Department of Visual Arts information: 410-455-2150
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
Department of Visual Arts website: http://art.umbc.edu/
®™ark website: http://www.rtmark.com/

Directions
From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.

Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.

Images for ®TMark are available on their website: http://www.rtmark.com/ads.html

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Posted by dwinds1 at October 28, 2002 12:00 AM