bombIR ist eine Anwendung zum Zeichnen auf große Flächen unter Verwendung eines Rear-Projection Screen und einem selbstgebauten Infrarot-Stift. Die Anwendung erlaubt es dem Künstler die Zeichenbewegungen auf dem Hintergrund auszuführen und dabei in real-time grafischen Output zu erzeugen.

bombIR-setup-cropped Ziel der Software ist ein mehr physische Erfahrung von digitalem Grafitti. bombIR wurde von konzipiert und implementiert von Graffiti Research Lab Canada, von Agent Scott und Agent NomIg, mit der Unterstützung des Banff New Media Institute erstellt. bombIR wurde unter anderem auf dem New Forms Festival und in der Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Artengine in Ottawa, und be Under Pressure in Montreal präsentiert.

The newest version of bombIR has been showcased at PWN THE WALL where the software was used to connect Vancouver, Berlin and Seoul in a 25 hour interactive graffiti installation and at the Festival de la Cite, Lausanne, in july 2013.

Note: The setup of bombIR is pretty complex. We try to document it here as good as we can. However, getting the software to work is still not easy (we are struggling ourselves sometimes), so prepare for some head ache when getting into this.


To run bombIR you need

  1. Computer running Linux, Windows or MacOSX, capable of running Processing 2.0 and able to connect devices via Bluetooth and USB. The computer also needs to be able to connect at least one extra screen to it
  2. Playstation Eye Camera (other USB cams might work as well) with infrared filter removed
  3. Custom build IR spraycan (including a Playstation Move controller), [build instructions to be added here]
  4. Rear projection screen (that is not blocking infrared light)
  5. If you want to connect more than one screen to your nodebook, a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go
  6. Tripod for the camera
  7. Projector (2000+ Ansi lumens) for projecting on the rear projection screen
  8. Projector (10000+) for projecting on a wall (optional)

Software Download

We are hosting the most recent version of bombIR at github:

Check out the repository to give it a try.

Feel free to send us bug reports, patches, feature requests etc. Please use the github infrastructure (issue tracker, pull requests) for this purpose.