Robby Herbst is an interdisciplinary writer and artist who uses and investigates avant garde paradigms to expand cultural imagination. Recent projects include: Street-Vendor Portfolio, a project commissioned for LABOR at MOCA (LA), as well as Compassion and Self Deception: A Guide To LA’s Moral Crisis (created in relationship with the Los Angeles Poverty Department), also presented by MOCA. His essay "The Deschool Primer, The Portola Network, Avant-garde Art, and the Education of the Cybernetic Body" will be published in the forthcoming issue of Counter Signals Journal . He instigates the Llano Del Rio Collective and co-founded the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. He recently relocated to New York from Los Angeles.