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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.

A version of the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 application loaded with data collected in the streets of Vienna during the course of the installation can be downloaded here: Linux | Windows | OSX

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.

GA 3D software and source code will be available at shortly, follow @graffanalysis for updates.

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
ABS Thermoplastic
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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Posted on June 27, 2010


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I’m teaming up with the Media Facades Festival to bring Graffiti Analysis and your tag to big ass digital display systems all across Europe and replace ad space with graff space.

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, 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.

Hackers / developers interested in getting involved, please refer to the Graffiti Analysis source code and wish list.

For more on Graffiti Analysis, go to “
For more on Media Facades Festival 2010, go to

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 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 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[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!

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Posted on June 24, 2010


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The Aram Bartholl curated SPEED SHOW vol.1: TELE-INTERNET was a big success last Friday. “Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night.” Art galleries had their chance, we’re moving to Internet Cafes. The openings are less pretentious, the gallery doesn’t take 50% and the internet always works. The piece I showed is linked below.

WARNING…. this page contains NSFW audio and an irresponsible amount of animated gifs that may crash your browser. If you are not technically prepared for the ensuing browser party you can view the screen capture video below.

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This also marks the release of Animated Gif Mashup 2.0, which now includes audio and background image tiling! For examples of AGM2.0 in use please view the following:

- Long and Hard (NSFW audio)
Get Out My Face (NSFW audio)
G Thang

Make your own and leave them in the comments!!!! (TinyURL might help)

Source code is available here.

For more information on the first Speed Show go here. It was a great lineup:

- Jon Cates (US)
– Constant Dullaart (NL)
– Dragan Espenschied (DE)
– Geraldine Juarez (MX)
– Tobias Leingruber (DE)
– Olia Lialina (RU)
– Moddr (NL/AT/RU)
– Johannes P Osterhoff (DE)
– Evan Roth (US)
– Ralph Schulz (DE)
– Paul Slocom (US)

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Posted on June 14, 2010


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