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:
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!
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