Chat Room

Oct 29, 2016

Happy hour at 6:30pm in the lobby

Chat Room is a in-person forum of presentations, videos, and discussion on how the internet has changed art, with a new focus each edition. Presenters are invited to speak on whatever they wish. 

Join us for the latest installment, on “Ownership and Property”, where we will get into the access to and control of both material and immaterial resources, art law, Creative Commons, cultural appropriation, art theft, and much more. How do the current structures of ownership and property dictate the distribution of wealth, value and control?


Zahr Said is an associate professor of art law at University of Washington, where she specializes in art law, copyright, intellectual property, torts and trademark law.

manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx, currently living and making in a garage in Southeast Portland. They work with text, ephemeral sculpture, and photography. Recent and forthcoming work is included in Apogee Journal, the Offing, Poor Claudia, Vetch, Rhizome, the NON Quarterly publication, the Institute for New Connotative Action, and elsewhere.

Emily Pothast is a multimedia artist, musician, writer and curator based in Seattle. She is half of the installation/performance duo Hair & Space Museum, co-founder of Translinguistic Other Records and frontwoman of the band Midday Veil.

Skawennati is a Mohawk artist whose projects have included CyberPowWow, a virtual gallery and chat space; Imagining Indians in the 25th Century, a web-based paper doll/time-travel journal; and the machinima series, TimeTraveller™. She co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace.

Additionally, this event celebrates the release of the latest issue of La Norda Specialo, a local free magazine of arts writing, on the same topics. La Norda contributors include Candice Hopkins, Eleanor Ford, Negarra A. Kudumu, Alex Boeschenstein, and Jason Hirata.

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>> Ticket price $8, no one turned away for lack of funds. Email [email protected] for a fee waiver.

Chat Room is organized by Minh Nguyen, produced by Claire Buss, and receives support from The Office of Arts & Culture.

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