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Put down that Starbucks, get decked in your edgiest duds and head to Williamsburg’s Ad Hoc Art on Nov. 14 for a faux focus group celebrating the release of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s book, “Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity” (The New Press).

Moore (pictured) will lead the discussion, alongside radical artists Josh MacPhee and Steve Lambert, and offer a slideshow of examples of how corporations have exploited the talent and individuality of fringe artists.

“The book is a very visual project about the corporate infiltration of underground art communities,” Moore told GO Brooklyn.

“Once you see these images, it’s totally clear how [an artist’s] intellectual property is violated,” she said.

Moore will discuss how global corporations like Nike and McNeil Pharmaceutical — the makers of Tylenol — have ripped off ideas from lesser known musicians and artists without consequence. And now by doing so, she says they are compromising our cultural identity.

“By infusing [art] with the demand for brand recognition, corporations are eliminating expression and political dissent,” said Moore. “Media that doesn’t allow for a specific branding viewpoint is no longer viable.”

Moore hopes to draw a diverse crowd to Ad Hoc, including actual marketers from the corporate world.

“I tend to get a lot of anarchists and artists,” she said. “But it would be much more interesting to get the people actually doing the campaigns.”

Anne Elizabeth Moore’s focus group takes place at Ad Hoc Art (49 Bogart St. at Moore Street in Williamsburg, unit 1G, buzzer 22) on Nov. 14 at 7 pm. Free. For information, call (718) 366-2466.

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