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Hacker Artist Takes Over Cafe For Art Piece (VIDEO)

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Artist Evan Roth took over the computer terminals at a Chinatown Internet cafe for his debut piece of internet-based art. A ton of art enthusiasts flocked to the shop for Roth's digital display, which was in the format of a "speed show," which is focused on artwork hosted on the web.

Roth rented time on all of the terminals in the internet cafe and pulled up images on computers while people are using then. Twitter was used to spread word of the event, only days before the show actually took place. The following day, Roth debuted art works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The idea for a flash exhibition was conceived in 2010 by Aram Bartholl.

Roth's work has been featured in Time, NPR, CNN and more.