Cognitive Cities & Street Lab Fest

In case you missed SVG2BVG at transmediale11, GRL Germany will have the complete set-up running for the Cognitive Cities Conference on Sunday Feb 27. CoCities will be a couple days of intense ideas around the future of cities, including a full day of free activities, exhibitions and workshops …

Open Design City / betahaus
Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20


We’re very excited to be part of Street Lab Meets Berlin in March. We’re planning a night of urban projections on Friday March 11 … featuring blitzTag. Check back soon for more details. Should be a fun time for all.

All Your Exhibit Belong to Us

Heute Tag? blitzTag? … What’s it called?

GRL-Germany displayed our brand new laser tag app during the final weekend of transmediale11.

We were happy with the result: ‚All Your Exhibit Belong to Us‘: a chance for the public to tag over-top of some of their favorite (and maybe not so favorite) exhibits at the festival.

We’re still working on a final title for the application, which should be coming soon – along with a much larger urban screen presentation. More details to follow shortly. Thanks all for coming out and leaving your mark in media.

Our Response: Live Remote Lasercutting

SVG2BVG at Transmediale

After having our DIY laser cutter exiled from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt to a secret location in Kreuzberg, we completed some live remote laser cutting during the second half of the festival … from a secret Kreuzberg location. We’ll be making stencils later in the month at the Cognitive Cities Conference, and other TBA events. Stay tuned.

no laser, no cry

*********** Feb 3rd ********
EDIT: we have another CNC machine working, tested this morning. We will be releasing daily cutting times later this afternoon. For those of you that have already made tags/drawings, please come by our station sometime today.


We all know that graffiti is the enemy of the powers that be. Add power tools and lasers to that mix, and you are probably not going to be allowed to exhibit – legally – in public.

GRL Germany had their SVG2BVG installation – well, at least the laser cutter portion of it – shut down by Transmediale/Haus der Kultur der Welt today, on the first day of the festival. Apparently we were going to harm ourselves. GRLG is now officially the bad boys + girls of #TM11.

Because we re-purposed our laser from a consumer level projector (Casio XJ-A140 for those keeping score at home), the specifications and safety guidelines of that laser could not be confirmed or accepted. We’re DIY, and don’t care about that kind of thing. I guess German bureaucrats do.

But not to worry, we will be moving the cutter tomorrow, and doing a remote stencil service, with live camera feed. Stay tuned…

~ Agent Scott