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MASTERCLASS IN STREET ART USING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES

3-7 March 2008
Artspace  {AT}  Adelaide Festival Centre
Applications close November 16, 2007

Applications are now open for participation in a week-long masterclass
with the Graffiti Research Lab (NY).

Evan Roth and James Powderly (Graffiti Research Lab) are dedicated to
outfitting street artists with open source technologies for urban
communication. The goal of GRL is to technologically empower
individuals to creatively alter and reclaim their surroundings from
unchecked development and corporate visual culture. GRL have been
touring the globe (SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, Numusic Festival, Art
Rotterdam) demonstrating and teaching new graffiti technologies and DIY
skills to diverse public audiences. Their work has been featured in the
NY Times, Wooster Collective, TIME Magazine, Visual Resistance and The
Village Voice. In 2006, Ars Electronica presented GRL with an Award of
Distinction in Interactive Art.

Evan Roth is a media maker interested in uses of technology in popular
culture and the urban environment. Evan received an MFA from Parsons
where he now teaches courses on visual programming and Geek Graffiti.
He is also a senior fellow at the Eyebeam OpenLab, an open source
creative technology research and development lab for the public domain.
He is the creator of Graffiti Analysis (video), a project that uses
motion tracking, computer vision technology, and a custom C++
application to record and analyse a graffiti writer's pen movement over
time. Evan's media experiments include Explicit Content Only and
Graffiti Taxonomy.

James Powderly is an artist and engineer working in the field of
robotics, physical computing and artificially intelligent art. James
studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, receiving his Master's
Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program. From 2002,
James worked at Honeybee Robotics where he developed technology for
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover that is currently on the surface of the
red planet. James has previously worked at Eyebeam OpenLab as an artist
in residence, he is a partner in RobotClothes, and the co-founder of
the Robotics Society of America New York City Chapter.

Download application forms from www.anat.org.au/graffitiresearchlab or
www.carclew.com.au. For further information and application forms
please contact Annemarie Kohn on 08 8267 5111 or akohn {AT} carclew.org.au.
For examples of GRL's work visit: www.graffitiresearch.com.

Presented by Carclew Youth Arts in association with the Adelaide Bank
Festival of Arts and the Australian Network for Art and Technology.



ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council for the Arts http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and
advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA
http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
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