Here & Now

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Here & Now is a multifaceted project: the user receives a sticker set, imprinted with the words Here and Now. He/she then places these prominently around his/her life. Later, these stickers serve as prompts to snap to the Here & Now, thus helping the user to develop present-mindedness.

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There was also an iPhone app: the user would take a picture of the sticker in use, geo-tags and labels it, and thus record his/her Here & Now for others to see. These were then stored on the website as an ongoing record of the project.

Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter, closed
Framed: 12″ x 12″
Medium: Letterpress, diecut, website, phone app
Completed: August 2012

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Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in Maplewood, NJ. She received her BFA in Printmaking from James Madison University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Professionally, Libby has worked as an interaction art director for over 15 years for such companies as Agency.com and Scholastic.com. She was an Assistant Professor at the New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. She also served as the Director of the Studio School of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. As an artist, Libby has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. She gives workshops and lectures across the United States on the intersection of art, activism, and technology, and her pieces are exhibited and collected internationally.