Evan Roth is variously described as an artist, an activist, a graffiti engineer, a programmer and a rebel.
He's an award-winning American artist living in Paris, who originally studied architecture – ostensibly he says – to create skater-friendly plazas in buildings. But he left his architecture job after developing a love for the internet to study design and launched into creating works that explore the intersect between free and popular culture and technology – including the use of information and the philosophies of hacker communities.
His work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art and he's exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate in London and on the front page of Youtube.
Evan Roth talks to Kathryn Ryan.