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How do I know which bathroom stall is super gross???????? Does this water fountain taste like pennies?? Will I get splashed if I stand at this bus stop? Which park bench has the best view? Which tree is the best for naps???

These are the questions that haunt F.A.T. Visiting Artist and punk-ass freshmore MLV, a.k.a. 1055. Borrowing the visual language of rating sites like Yelp, UrbanSpoon, or Charmin’s charming SitOrSquat (and hosted here by her professor, F.A.T. Virtual Research Fellow Golan Levin), MLV has created a set of downloadable stencil patterns for indicating ratings on a five-star scale.

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5-Star Graffiti joins F.A.T.’s suite of homebrew “infoviz graffiti” technologies for urban markup and locative information visualization, such as our Adjustable Pie Chart Stencil and the QR Stenciler and Hobo Codes. Taken together, these tools enable the high-speed annotation of urban surfaces with universally understood patterns for displaying quantitative information. 5-Star Graffiti is particularly well-suited for situated visualization — when the content of the markup is tightly coupled to the specific location at which it has been deployed. In this way, 5-Star Graffiti becomes a simple, portable tool for warning fellow citizens about danger and cluing them into good situations.

A four-star parkbench

A four-star parkbench.

Inform the masses of your important opinions on toilets, crosswalks, maps, access ramps, staircases, railings, monuments, billboards, and everything else that needs rated! 5-Star Graffiti is available in laser-cutter ready PDF, EPS, and AI formats. (The ZIP also contains a single-cut modification with removable/replaceable stars!)
DOWNLOAD TODAY!! 5-STAR-GRAFFITI.zip (6.3MB)

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5-Star Graffiti is made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. thx!!!!!!

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Posted on March 4, 2014

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Look at these sick invitations! Fffffatties are arriving from all over the globe to MU in Eindhoven to kick off FAT GOLD Europe! Don’t miss the agenda.

 

Venue: MU

13 november 2013

Design Debates: F.A.T. Lab and Do-It-Yourself Publishing:
16.30–17.30, Designhuis

14 november 2013

WhatColor.IsTheInter.net/? & Browser Extensions Workshop

Thursday 14:30 – 17:00 – Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu (F.A.T Lab artist & oprichters XOlator)

Friday 15 november 2013

6pm – 7pm: F.A.T. TALKS. Wrap Up

8pm – 1am: Opening Party & Book presentation F.A.T. GOLD

 

Venue: Baltan Laboratories

 Friday 15 November

“Women in tech” Workshop

Geraldine Juarez

Saturday 17 november 

MIHI workshop

Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu

 

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Posted on November 13, 2013

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DOWNLOAD AND MAKE YOUR OWN, NOW!! OBAMA IS EVERYWHERE!!

YEAHH FFFFFAT!! Yeah, we stole it from standard.at! Was tooo good! ;)) We’re making DER STANDARD an honorary one-day F.A.T. Lab member for their terrific Speed Project Congrats!

 

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Posted on June 14, 2013

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Google Driverless Car Punks NYC on Vimeo and YouTube.


"The Internet is the largest experiment
 involving anarchy in history"
 ~Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

 

"I'll be the sun shining on you.
 Hey Cinderella, step into your shoe.
 I'll be your non-stop lover, get it while you can,
 your non-stop miracle, I'm your man.
 Get outta my dreams --
 Get into my car..."
 ~ Sergey "Ocean" Brin

 

“In the beginning there was the word, and the word was… super hard to find. So, Google said, “let there be light… and a network of query-processing distributed supercomputers, and googlebots, and page rank and context-aware adverts, and knowledge graph, and a mobile OS, and maps, and a satellite, and Now, and dark fiber, and Glass…”, and on the seventh day, the people said, “OK Google! Enough already. Give it a rest!” But, by then it was too late and Google, had decided to re-design our basic, public infrastructure: the roads. “Hey Google, shouldn’t the people have a say in how we use the public goods?” “Quit acting like a little bitch,” thought Google, as it auto-piloted Eric and Sergey to their shareholder meeting in a white, lexus SUV to report their quarterly earnings.”

For FAT GOLD we decided that we needed to have a Google car on display. However, since the last time we made one, Google’s vehicular technology has improved quite a bit. It was immediately apparent that making another Streetview car was simply not going to cut it. We needed to evolve with the controversy technology.

We conferred with the FAT Lab R&D department and they succeeded in making some vinyl decals, and a plastic bucket that spins around. We feel that we have really outdone ourselves on this one. Our car is virtually indistinguishable from most other self-driving cars on the road.

If you want to make your own self-driving car, follow these easy instructions to 3D print your own LieDar. Beyond that, all you need is some PVC, a few vinyl decals and a beat-up, rental Fiat. There really is not much to it.

Posted on May 13, 2013

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