The Upgrade! Anniversary Brunch with Graffiti Research Lab
April 29, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
540 W. 21st St.
Eyebeam celebrates the seventh anniversary the international artists' gathering, the Upgrade!, with a brunch and presentations from the Graffiti Research Lab (GRL) and artist Josh MacPhee, as well as new projects from the Geek Graffiti Course at Parsons The New School for Design. This event is open to the public free of charge with a suggested donation and will take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves.
The GRL, a branch of Eyebeam's OpenLab, is dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication. Recent projects include LED Throwies, which uses LEDs, magnets and batteries to affix lights to metallic surfaces; The Electro-Graf, a graffiti piece that uses conductive and magnetic paint to embed LED display electronics on surfaces; and large-scale projections of graffiti recordings on surfaces of building.
1pm - Bagels and open discussion
1:30pm - Brief history of graffiti from Josh MacPhee
2pm - Graffiti Research Lab presentation and hands-on demonstration
Official Website: http://graffitiresearchlab.com/
Added by strudeau on April 20, 2006