Nearby, there’s a QR code graffiti stencil set that produces the effect of 19th Century hobo glyphs, and a glass display holding the likenesses of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as a set of 3D-printed dildos.
"Release early, often, and with rap music” is the motto of the Free Art & Technology Lab, aka F. T., an internet-based collective of culture-jamming jokesters that has been mashing memes, art, and activism online since 2007.
And it does a pretty decent job describing what they do. GOLD is a kind of graffiti art carnival that only the internet could produce: costume shop gold chains are adorned with i Phone bling, a wall is plastered with the digitally battered-and-bruised face of Mark Zuckerberg, and a seated dummy is covered in yarn stretched from its head to the recognizable outline of a laptop computer. Lab has become known for: contemporary art tempered with the raw viral power of an internet meme.