Graffiti Markup Language Week is back for a second round of studies in XML vandalism. Stay tuned to F.A.T. all week for daily GML based releases from the network of FAT fellows, friends and family.
For those not familiar with Graffiti Markup Language (.gml), it is a universal, XML-based, open file format designed to store graffiti motion data (x coordinates, y coordinates and time). The format is designed to maximize readability and ease of implementation for even hobbyist programmers, artists and graffiti writers. GML is intended to be a simple bridge between ink and code, promoting collaborations between graffiti writers and hackers. GML Week Part I can be viewed at fffff.at/tag/gmlweek.
Got Me Laughing
Geography Markup Language
Gospel Music Lover
Graffiti Markup Language
Graffiti Analysis 3.0…..Coming this summer to a browser near you.
(P.S. Happy 5th birthday TodayAndTomorrow!)
The photo and video above are from the first round of testing for Graffiti Analysis and the Media Facades Festival, which took place on the NightScreen in Berlin a couple of days ago. Thanks to everyone who submitted tags and GML data.
For those who haven’t, there is still time. I have information on how to capture and submit tags listed here, but I’ve also come up with a new way of capturing graffiti motion data that requires only a webcam, a computer and a light source attached to a writing implement. This version (outlined in the diagram below) uses the same Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application and a similar technique as was previously outlined, but does so in a way that does not require additional equipment or the building of a capture case. Video footage of this technique being used in the city can be viewed here.
All of the tags submitted to the festival can be viewed at:
F.A.T. friend and GML collaborator Golan Levin has released the latest addition to the world of Graffiti Markup Language……. GML Stenciler: Laser Cut Patterns from Graffiti Markup Language. He writes:
“We announce the release of GMLStenciler, an open-source software project for converting Graffiti Markup Language (GML) drawings into vector-art stencils suitable for laser cutting. This free tool solves the problem of transforming GML’s widthless linear strokes into adjustably-thickened stencil patterns with automatically bridged islands. GMLStenciler is built in openFrameworks, an open-source C++ toolkit for creative coding; it can be downloaded here (with complete source code) for Windows and Mac OSX.”
For more information, downloads and source code, view Golan’s project post.
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