Ingenuity Fest last week I would say was a success. Everyone enjoyed the digital graffiti wall, and the space I was in was great. I was about to corner the whole setup into an edge of the wall and use the canvas covering to make extended ‘walls’ that made it look as though it fit into the wall better.
Anyone who saved their art went to: http://digitalgraffitiwall.tumblr.com/
Nearly 200 images were collected Ranging from 4 year olds that just wanted to use the can, to local graffiti artists that were pleasantly surprised on how much the wall mimicked real spray paint. Even though the little nuances are gone, and some techniques aren’t replicated; types of flicking at the end, changing depth/hence size and being able to use stencil type objects to enhance the edges of lines.
Here are some examples,
On the flip side
The space was amazing, the unused lower level of the Detroit-Superior bridge in Cleveland. One long span of awesome.
Only problem is since it is never in use, there isn’t need for much power. Definitely not enough power to run a whole festival! The power was spread THIN! In fact, the circuit I was on tripped 5 times saturday, and I was only running the display at 1/2 my full intention. I wanted another computer tracking the wall and running the FuildSolver application the projecting that onto the ceiling above the display. Then later in the night, the plan was to wander around at do some GML projections around the festival, but I was so concerned about tapping into the power and tripping more breakers, especially the ones running performance stages, last thing I wanted is to shut down a band in the middle of their set.
So next time around, Portable Generator! Must look into one. I had the power and projectors ready, even got PDAnet running with my computer and I could connect to 000000book.com anywhere I have cell phone reception.
What is next?
Um, I have one possible local project coming up around Christmas time. More on that soon. And I’m thinking this would be a great item to take to other festivals and events around town. So if you’re in the Northeast Ohio area, and are interested in having the digital graffiti wall, email me at email@example.com and we can work out the details.
Also, coming soon: a breakdown of the pieces and parts of the graffiti wall… and perhaps some source code (^_^)//