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HOPE Number Six (2006): "The New Engineers of Graffiti" (Download)

HOPE Number Six (2006): "The New Engineers of Graffiti" (Download)

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Saturday, July 22, 2006: 11:00 pm (Area "B"): The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers, street artists, and protesters with open source technologies for urban communication. The goal of the G.R.L. is to technologically empower individuals to creatively alter and reclaim their surroundings from unchecked development and corporate visual culture. During 2006, the G.R.L. has toured across the globe demonstrating and teaching new graffiti technologies and DIY skills to diverse public audiences. Their work has been featured in alternative and mainstream news sources like the New York Times, Wooster Collective, TIME Magazine, Visual Resistance, and The Village Voice. In May 2006, Ars Electronica gave the G.R.L. an Award of Distinction in Interactive Art. You can find their work at

This panel will give an introduction to geek graffiti and focus on the Eyebeam OpenLab with particular attention to public domain DIY hardware hacking, GNU software, and Creative Commons content. Some GRL tools will include LED "throwies," the "night writer," the "electro-graf," and more.

A free LED "throwie" workshop will be held downstairs throughout the conference, guaranteed to grab your attention.

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