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Graffiti Analysis: Media Facades Festival 2010
Your Tag: Big, bright and all over Europe
By Evan Roth



I'm teaming up with the Media Facades Festival to bring Graffiti Analysis and your tag to big ass digital display systems all across Europe and replace ad space with graff space.




How It Works:

1) Digitally capture your graffiti tag using the free (and open source) Graffiti Analysis Capture Application (HOW TO guide here). Your tag will be saved in Graffiti Markup Language format (.gml). (Additional info on capturing your tag is provided below).

2) Upload the .gml file of your tag to 000000book.com, an open repository for sharing and archiving motion captured graffiti tags. Create an account and add the keyword 'mff2010' to all tags you would like considered for public display. Other related keywords such as name and location are suggested but not required.

3) From August 21 to September 15, 2010 (deadline extended to accommodate additional screenings) I will begin making selections based on tags submitted under the keyword 'mff2010'. I will try to highlight as many tags as possible, although this will depend on the number of entries and display time available. Everyone is welcome to submit, but preferential treatment will be given to graffiti writers.

4) I will send this data to collaborators in the Media Facade Festival for public display. Tags will be displayed on large scale highly public digital displays from August 27 to Oct. 2. Potential places your tag might show include the 7,536 screens in the 1,106 coaches in the Berlin Subway, the BBC Big Screens in Liverpool, the Gasometer Nightscreen in Berlin and the Flagey Screen in Brussels.

Submissions can be made anytime from now until July 31 September 15, 2010 (deadline extended).

Hackers / developers interested in getting involved, please refer to the Graffiti Analysis source code and wish list.

For more on Graffiti Analysis, go to "http://graffitianalysis.com.
For more on Media Facades Festival 2010, go to http://www.mediafacades.eu



How to make a submission using the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 standalone application:

1) Download Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application here.
2) Follow these instructions on how to set up and run the capture application.
3) In the directory on your computer containing the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application navigate to /data/tags and find the .gml file of your tag (e.g. yourfilename.gml).
4) Create an account at 000000book.com and upload the .gml file of your tag. Navigate to the page containing your tag and click the "submit to Media Facades" button in the lower right of the screen.




How to make a submission using the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 standalone application (EASIER VERSION):

1) Download Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application here.
2) Instead of building the capture case as outlined here, just set up a webcam (either via USB or using your laptops built-in camera) behind the hand of the graffiti writer.
3) Follow the diagram below to capture a tag using only your laptop and a light source attached to a graffiti implement (can be anything). See this video for an example of how this capture technique can be used in the city.
4) In the directory on your computer containing the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 Capture Application navigate to /data/tags and find the .gml file of your tag (e.g. yourfilename.gml).
5) Create an account at 000000book.com and upload the .gml file of your tag. Navigate to the page containing your tag and click the "submit to Media Facades" button in the lower right of the screen.

(Click image for larger version)


How to make a submission using your iPhone (Graffiti Analysis 2.0: DustTag):

1) Install DustTag on your iPhone.
2) Create an account at 000000book.com and add your iPhone UUID on your account settings page. This will automatically send all tags uploaded from your iPhone directly to your 000000book account.
3) After creating you tag on the iPhone, hit OPTIONS, then Add Keyword. Enter MFF2010, hit Return and then press Upload. You can confirm the upload by going to http://000000book.com/users/[yourname]. Make sure you see MFF2010 listed under 'gml_keywords' in the lower right.

Big ups to Jamie Wilkinson for making all the last-minute 000000book updates!




How to make a submission in your browser:


To use, simply go to this page, move the mouse cursor over the black space and left-click to draw (make sure your browser's scroll bar is all the way at the top). When done, click "Share". A dialog box will open and you will be asked to click "Share" again. This will take you to the #000000book site and automatically submit your tag for consideration for Graffiti Analysis MFF 2010. For best results, open this page in FireFox and use a stylus pen (as oposed to a mouse or trackpad).

Web-based GML canvas recorder by Laurent Van Basselaere (Coding with Attitude). Original version here.












Copyright 2010 Evan Roth, graffitianalysis.com
This software is licensed under GNU GPL

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