Location: Cypress Fun HouseThe Electro-Graf workshop will consist of a short introduction to graffiti culture and the G.R.L, a 15-minute tutorial on designing a tag or creating a stencil and cutting it on the laser cutter, a 15-minute tutorial on making a simple electrified graffiti piece, 10 minute tutorial on soldering (for those who need it) and then individual design, fabrication and installation time. With assistance from G.R.L. agents, participants will design and create their own light tags or stencils and install them on the Geek Mural for public exhibition.
Building an electro-graf will challenge participants to think creatively and critically about public spaces and encourage an interest in DIY electronics. Workshop participants will have their work integrated into the larger Geek Mural on exhibition at Maker Faire. Interested participants are welcome to join the G.R.L. to help finish the Maker Faire Geek Mural. Cost per participant is $20.
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The Graffiti Research Lab - The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers, artist 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 in publications like the Village Voice and all over the web at sites like Make Blog, BoingBoing, Wired News, MSNBC and the Wooster Collective.