3 Cams 1 Can

Spray Cam POV hackery from the Mozilla Drumbeat festival. Thanks to everyone that donated cameras, they will be coming back shortly (perhaps slightly more purple).

First test here:

GML Week!!! (Graffiti Markup Language)

GML week has just started @fffffat! Graffiti Markup Language (GML) is a new XML file type specifically designed for archiving graffiti tags. Gestural graffiti motion data of a tag created in GML-supported software is saved as a text file with a “.GML” extension…. a new digital standard for tomorrow’s vandals.
FAT members have been hard at work standardizing various open source graffiti-related software packages, including Graffiti Analysis, Laser Tag and EyeWriter to be GML compliant.

Please stay tuned to FAT all this week as we publish new GML related projects each day. There will be multiple new free software releases, open data repositories, iphone apps, robots, guest bloggers and more. GML week is now officially open for business.
Commented example GML code can be viewed here.

tempt-109.gml – GML data from TEMPT1 using EyeWriter.

she-155.gml – GML data from SHE using Graffiti Analysis 2.0 (coming very very soon).
The GML development team consists of Theodore Watson, Jamie Wilkinson, Chris Sugrue and Evan Roth. We can be found in #fatlab IRC (irc:// link)
*Originally posted on fffff.at.

Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009

A study depicting the stylistic diversity found in Parisian graffiti tags. Now on display at Fondation Cartier’s Born In The Streets – Graffiti exhibition until November 29, 2009.

Over 2,400 graffiti tags were photographed from April 24 to April 28, 2009, from each of Paris’s 20 districts. All photographs were archived, tagged and sorted by letter. The ten most commonly used letters by Paris graffiti writers were identified for further study (A,E,I,K,N,O,R,S,T and U). From each letter grouping, eighteen tags were isolated to represent the diversity and range of that specific character. These sets are not intended to display the “best” graffiti tags in Paris, but rather aim to highlight the diversity of forms ranging from upper case to lowercase, simple to complex and legible to cryptic. For more information go here.

More photos can be viewed here

(Photo yanked from vanderlin)
New interactive version of Graffiti Taxonomy up at: fondation.cartier.com
Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 was made possible by the production and design consulting contributions of Robert F. Houlihan, programming and interactivity of Todd Vanderlin, the invitation and support of everyone at Fondation Cartier and the inspiring work of the hundreds of graffiti writers in Paris who’s work I photographed.