LED Throwies Workshop
Materials Fee $20All Day Saturday and Sunday
Location: Redwood HallThe LED Throwie workshop will consist of a short introduction to graffiti culture and the G.R.L. We will then introduce participants to the LED throwie concept, give a 5-minute tutorial on making LED throwies and, after 15 30 minutes of individual participant fabrication, we will cover a school bus with LED throwies and play throwie games. Underneath all the chaos and fun, the workshop will teach basic principles of construction, a very introductory lesson on the physics of electricity and magnetism and simple electronics.
The workshop will be held at night to take advantage of the full-effect of the LEDs. The throwie workshop is appropriate for beginners, children and non-tech savvy. Cost per participant is $20
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The Graffiti Research Lab - The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers, artists and protestors with open source technologies for urban communication. The goal of the G.R.L. is to technologically empower individuals to creatively alter and reclaim their surroundings from corporate visual culture in a time of aggressive, paramilitary policing tactics. G.R.L. agents are currently working in the lab and in the field to develop and test a range of experimental technologies for the state-of-the-art graffiti writer.
G.R.L. projects, like LED throwies, the electro-graf and the night writer, have been featured in print publications like the Village Voice and on the web at sites like Make Blog, BoingBoing, Wired News, MSNCB and the Wooster Collective.