Artist, filmmaker and internet provocateur Ivan Cash joins Grace Bonney for a discussion on strangers, love and modern technology on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Ivan is the founder of the Snail Mail My Email project and author of the accompanying book. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London, and has been featured in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. He’s also been recognized as an Art Directors Club Young Gun. Tune in to hear him explain why growing up with no TV and video games helped him find his passion for human connection and compassion. In a world where everybody is tied to their phones, Ivan is interested in old fashioned human interaction – and his art is captivatingly reflective of that. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“I didn’t have TV or video games growing up, I had tofu sandwiches I had to bring to school.” [04:00]
“In a lot of ways the internet and street art have lots of parallels. You can be anything to anyone.” [06:00]
“Smart phones are beautiful in that they connect us with so many people in the world simultaneously. They are unfortunate because they disconnect us from the people around us.” [15:00]
–Grace Bonney on After the Jump