Hot on the tail of our LED Throwie action at Kottbusser Tor, and because of the roughly 18,000,000 comments on Heise.de about what we were going to do about the batteries, we built a Throwie Removal Unit (Instructable >> here < <)… an extension painters pole with a large metal plate… and took ’em all down… at least, the 66 out of 350+ that were still there (?!??!??! … our guess is pigeons blinging out their nests… but if anyone has other ideas or facts, we’re interested).
SUNDAY 28. November 2010 / 15:00 to 18:00 h
ODC Workshop: GRL Germany Workshop #2 – build your own infrared pen / bombIR
Following up on our last workshop, we will be discussing and building the bombIR project developed by GRL Canada.
bombIR is a scaleable drawing application built for use with a rear-projection screen and custom-made infrared pens – as well as a version for use with touchscreens – that allows artists to physically gesture against a surface and create real-time graphical output. This is in direct response and feedback to use of the existing suite of GRL technologies (primarily LASER Tag) by graffiti writers at our events, and is aimed at providing a more physical, kinaesthetic experience of digital graffiti.
This workshop will include hands-on building of infrared pens couched in empty spray paint cans or markers – the electronics involved are very basic, so no previous knowledge is required.
If you would like to build your own and bring it home, please let us know and we’ll make sure to purchase supplies for you.
We’re still sourcing parts and will be able to confirm the final price of purchase, which we hope to keep at 10 Euro or less.
EDIT: We have confirmed material costs at approximately 5 Euros, and will have at least a dozen empty spray paint cans available.
Apart from material costs, this workshop is by donation – all proceeds will support programming at ODC and purchase of supplies for GRL_DE.
Time: Sunday, Nov 28th, 3pm – 6pm
Attendance & Cost: Maximum of 15 persons. Free as in beer, though donations accepted – all proceeds will go to further GRL_DE projects in Berlin and Open Design City.
Language: English. All levels of technical proficiency welcome.
Spatial and Technical Requirements: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if applicable.
Location: ODC in Betahaus, 19-21 Prinzessinenstrasse, Kreuzberg, Berlin
contact agentscott at graffitiresearchlab dot ca | graffitiresearchlab.de
EDIT: PICS ARE UP !!
Just a quick note of thanks to everybody who came out to the presentation at ODC on Wednesday. It was a great, supportive crowd, with lot’s of hot ideas. We are really excited as to the potential collaborations and developments this could foster…
We are equally excited about the workshop session that we will be holding tomorrow – at ODC again, from 3-6pm. Bring a laptop if applicable.
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