TagVirtual Graffiti

Wii spray can

wii spray

a couple of Media Art and Design students are working on a Wii-Controller turned Spraycan. Wiispray is a prototype, currently under heavy development as part of a final-thesis design work by Martin Lihs at Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany.

Wiispray aims to give sprayers all the tools of a real-life spraycan with a digital extension. This neat gadget could open the concept of a digital spraycan to a wide audience. The virtual spraycan simulates real spraying characteristics and comes with a range of different caps and of course paints. Collaborative spraying on a virtual wall is planned as well.

From: PSFK

(via Make)

Pocket sized video projectors for $350?

pocket sized video projector

TIRED of hearing other people’s cellphone conversations? It may become worse. Soon you may have to watch their favorite television shows and YouTube videos, too, as they project them onto nearby walls or commuter-train seatbacks.

Pint-size digital projectors are in the works. These devices, when plugged into cellphones and portable media players, will let consumers beam video content from their hand-held devices to the closest smooth surface — entertaining themselves, annoying their neighbors and possibly contributing to a new warning sign: No Projectors in This Area. The microprojectors, still in prototype, use light-emitting diodes, lasers or a combination of the two to cast a display of up to 50 or 60 inches, or perhaps even wider, in darkened spaces and 7 to 20 inches or so when there is ambient light.

Full Story: New York Times

(via Robot Wisdom)

Many examples of guerilla marketing campaigns

guerilla marketing

Guerilla Marketing presentation from Geek Graffiti class.

Geek graffiti round-up

cctv stencil graffiti

Part 1.

Part 2.

Portland braile graffiti art on Current TV

They talk to my friend Kelly at the beginning.

3D Plasma Shapes Created in Thin Air

plasma 3D images

New Scientist: 3D plasma shapes created in thin air.

(via Posthuman Blues)

Graffiti Hackers


Wired Magazine has a round-up of digital graffiti art projects. I’ve mentioned most of these here before

See also: Wired News on fake PSP graffiti

Amazing subway video graffiti project

Wow. I wouldn’t have the guts to try something like that. I’d be afraid the cops would shoot me.

Projecting in a subway station would solve one of the big problems of video graffit, which is the expense of projectors bright enough to project visible images during the day. Having never lived in a city with a subway system, this had never occured to me.

Another geo-tagging service

Wave Market is a new location based tagging service (or “virtual graffiti” service, but I’m finding that term less and less apt). Not much info on the site, but it sounds like it will be available in the US.

Digital Graffiti

Turns out Abe is already working on a video graffiti project with his art group Four Seven. They use a mobile digital projection system to transform “the architecture of the city into a video canvas. Graffiti is built out of pure light.” My main questions about this system is: how much does a setup like this cost? I have the feeling adequate equipment is going to be prohibitively expensive. Of course I don’t expect the video graffiti movement’s materials to be as cheap as spray paint, but it shouldn’t cost more than a couple hundred bucks.

On the bright side, projecting video on blank walls might not even qualify as “graffiti” in the legal sense of the word.

I wonder if some form of SMS or ringtone spamming/hacking might be more efficient.

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