In a few hours we are to set off for the first time, inroducing the Light Rider to Berlin-Neukölln and the world! Here some pictures showing the members of GRL Germany working on the preparations during the last days. (via flickr.com)
As part of 48 Hours Neukölln – starting this Friday – Graffiti Research Lab Germany is premiering two new projects:
Light Rider, our mobile-powered audio-visual projection unit mounted on a cargo trike,
and BlitzTag, the official release of our new projection software suite, with optional drawing modes from Laser, Kinect, & Smartphone input
(subject to change, dependent upon police interaction- follow our Twitter Feed for up-to-the-minute news)
Hermannplatz, SW Corner, Friday June 17th, 11pm ++
Following in the grand tradition of our sister cells in New York, Vienna, and Montreal, we have recently secured some funding to produce a Mobile Broadcast Unit – a Copenhagen-style, front-loaded cargo bike, outfitted with a deep cycle battery, power inverter, beamer, laptop, camera, and sound system with fm transmission.
This will allow us to do guerilla projection bombing anywhere in Berlin.
Anyone with interest and/or experience in bike modding and mobile power is welcome to contact us and become involved.
Once we have finished construction, we will be offering the MBU as an equipment grant to other artistic, social, and political groups for events (MayDay riots, anyone ??)
OriginalGCode is a hardware/software package designed to allow graffiti tags and drawings to be easily captured via a webcam, and export the ensuing shape data to various formats for 2D and 3D fabrication.