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.
F.A.T. members, collaborators and friends will be all up in wine country this week. Street artist Mark Jenkins is guest curating an interactive design festival, Les Grandes Traversees, taking place this week and next in three cities on the west coast of France. The festival highlights work from designers, street artists and new media artists that directly interacts with the city. Chris Sugrue and I will be premiering the new Graffiti Analysis 3.0 (coming soon to a browser near you) and collaborating with DJ Rupture on GA3.0’s new audio input functionality. I will also be showing a new 3D printed sculpture of a tag by L’Atlas and Chris will be showing Delicate Boundaries. Theo Watson will be showing a new project, as well as working with Chris and me on merging Laser Tag into Graffiti Analysis, creating the ultimate software for graffiti writers (more on that soon). Theo, Chris and I will also demo the EyeWriter. Other friends of F.A.T. in attendance include Mark Jenkins (who will be showing new work), Improv Everywhere, Paul Notzold (who will be premiering a new project) and Benjamin Gaulon (who will be blasting TEMPT1 tags in paint balls). See below for a complete list of artists.
For more information on the Les Grandes Traversees: Interactive Design Festival, go to lesgrandestraversees.com.
Here is a sneak peak at the new Graffiti Analysis 3.0 from a test last night in Royan:
Mark Jenkins, Sandra Fernandez, Chris Sugrue, Aakash Nihalani, Paul Notzold, Theo Watson, Evan Roth, Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), Jared Gradinger, Masagon, Sydney Ogidan, Truthtag, DJ Rupture, Erell, Ruskig, Benjamin Gaulon
and Tim Conlon.
Theo Watson & Evan Roth:
Graffiti Analysis: Sculptures is a series of new physical sculptures that I am making from motion tracked graffiti data. New software (GA 3D) imports .gml files (Graffiti Markup Language) captured using Graffiti Analysis, creates 3D geometry based on the data and then exports a 3D representation of the tag as a .stl file (a common file format compatible with most 3D software packages including Blender, Maya and 3DS Max). Time is extruded in the Z dimension and pen speed is represented by the thickness of the model at any given point. I then have this data 3D printed to create a physical sculpture that serves as a data visualization of the tag. For the Street and Studio exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wein, I collaborated with an anonymous local Viennese graffiti writer and had the GA sculpture printed in ABS plastic. Graffiti motion data of his tag was captured in the streets (for the first time) at various points around Vienna.
GA 3D was made in Open Frameworks and developed by Chris Sugrue. The Graffiti Analysis sculpture in the Kunsthalle exhibit was printed by RedEye. The project was supported in part by the Kunsthalle Wein. Big thanks to Sydney Ogidan, Catherine Hug, Sigrid Mittersteiner and everyone at the Kunsthalle for their help. Audio in the video above is by Dimlite and was ripped from Theo’s Spring Mix 2010.
I will also be premiering the new 3.0 version of Graffiti Analysis this week at Les grandes Traversées festival in Bordeaux (more info on that soon).
Graffiti Analysis 3D
(anonymous Viennese Graffiti Writer), 2010
49.0cm x 367.4cm x 257.7cm
If you’re going to the exhibition at the Kunsthalle make sure to also check out the Graffiti Taxonomy installation I did along the project wall:
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How It Works:
1) Digitally capture your graffiti tag using the free (and open source) Graffiti Analysis Capture Application (HOW TO guide here). Your tag will be saved in Graffiti Markup Language format (.gml). (Additional info on capturing your tag is provided below).
2) Upload the .gml file of your tag to 000000book.com, an open repository for sharing and archiving motion captured graffiti tags. Create an account and add the keyword ‘mff2010′ to all tags you would like considered for public display. Other related keywords such as name and location are suggested but not required.
3) On August 1, 2010, I will begin making selections based on tags submitted under the keyword ‘mff2010′. I will try to highlight as many tags as possible, although this will depend on the number of entries and display time available. Everyone is welcome to submit, but preferential treatment will be given to graffiti writers.
4) I will send this data to collaborators in the Media Facade Festival for public display. Tags will be displayed on large scale highly public digital displays from August 27 to Oct. 2. Potential places your tag might show include the 7,536 screens in the 1,106 coaches in the Berlin Subway, the BBC Big Screens in Liverpool and the Gasometer Nightscreen in Berlin.
Submissions can be made anytime from now until July 31, 2010.
How to make a submission using the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 standalone application:
1) Download Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application here.
2) Follow these instructions on how to set up and run the capture application.
3) In the directory on your computer containing the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application navigate to /data/tags and find the .gml file of your tag (e.g. yourfilename.gml).
4) Create an account at 000000book.com and upload the .gml file of your tag. Navigate to the page containing your tag and click the “submit to Media Facades” button in the lower right of the screen.
How to make a submission using your iPhone (Graffiti Analysis 2.0: DustTag):
1) Install DustTag on your iPhone.
2) Create an account at 000000book.com and add your iPhone UUID on your account settings page. This will automatically send all tags uploaded from your iPhone directly to your 000000book account.
3) After creating you tag on the iPhone, hit OPTIONS, then Add Keyword. Enter MFF2010, hit Return and then press Upload. You can confirm the upload by going to http://000000book.com/users/[yourname]. Make sure you see MFF2010 listed under ‘gml_keywords’ in the lower right.
Big ups to Jamie Wilkinson for making all the last-minute 000000book updates!
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.