PHOTOS: What Happens When a Rebel Turns Graffiti Art Upside Down

Artist Evan Roth’s award-winning work puts the action in interaction

(Owen Franken)

Cache Self Portrait

Internet Cache Self Portrait
(© Evan Roth 2011)

Roth, 34, grew up near Michigan State University, where his mother taught education and his father still teaches toxicology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Maryland in 2000 and later found work at architecture firms in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. But his mind was elsewhere. “I was constantly coming home after work and experimenting with things online, and trying to sneak interactive installations into all the proposals we were doing for clients.” So he left architecture and earned an MFA in technology and design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

Roth has created a number of cache self portraits using the materials stored in his computer cached images after a day of browsing the Web.

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