Our bike has arrived, and we’ve put it together…. work starts next week on modding.
Who wants to start a vegan ice cream delivery service !?!
creative hands-on space at betahaus Berlin
Hot on the tail of our LED Throwie action at Kottbusser Tor, and because of the roughly 18,000,000 comments on Heise.de about what we were going to do about the batteries, we built a Throwie Removal Unit (Instructable >> here < <)… an extension painters pole with a large metal plate… and took ‘em all down… at least, the 66 out of 350+ that were still there (?!??!??! … our guess is pigeons blinging out their nests… but if anyone has other ideas or facts, we’re interested).
OriginalGCode is a hardware/software package designed to allow graffiti tags and drawings to be easily captured via a webcam, and export the ensuing shape data to various formats for 2D and 3D fabrication.
See >> here <<
Following in the grand tradition of our sister cells in New York, Vienna, and Montreal, we have recently secured some funding to produce a Mobile Broadcast Unit – a Copenhagen-style, front-loaded cargo bike, outfitted with a deep cycle battery, power inverter, beamer, laptop, camera, and sound system with fm transmission.
This will allow us to do guerilla projection bombing anywhere in Berlin.
Anyone with interest and/or experience in bike modding and mobile power is welcome to contact us and become involved.
Once we have finished construction, we will be offering the MBU as an equipment grant to other artistic, social, and political groups for events (MayDay riots, anyone ??)
In case you missed SVG2BVG at transmediale11, GRL Germany will have the complete set-up running for the Cognitive Cities Conference on Sunday Feb 27. CoCities will be a couple days of intense ideas around the future of cities, including a full day of free activities, exhibitions and workshops …
Open Design City / betahaus
We’re very excited to be part of Street Lab Meets Berlin in March. We’re planning a night of urban projections on Friday March 11 … featuring blitzTag. Check back soon for more details. Should be a fun time for all.
As part of the Street Lab meets Berlin Fest, we’re showing blitzTag this weekend, plus doing an intro/behind the scenes talk. We’re also working with local artist Shine in Decay, who will be leading an LED throwie workshop & urban installation. Details below:
GRL Germany presents blitzTag, a brand new Laser Tag software, with a whole suite of new features. You are invited to as yet undisclosed location, to bomb urban space with massive light based graffiti. blitzTag is not meant to replace the grand tradition of physical graffiti, it is an alternative open source tool – for urban communication in the digital age.
Open Workspace: Open House, GRL talk, & LED throwie workshop with Shine in Decay
Sat, 12th March Noon – 6 pm
Venue: Open Design City – Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin
Noon – 18:00 Hands-on display of GRL Germany’s bombIR (digital graffiti wall)
13:00 – 13:45 GRL Germany will give a talk which will be an introduction to GRL background and philosophy, with a behind-the-scenes look at some of our open-source tools, such as blitzTag and bombIR.
14:00 – 17:00 LED-Throwie workshop by Shine in Decay. We are going to make a whole lot of LED’s which will be installed in public space (location TBA). A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together.
18:00 Meet at Open Design City for LED throwie installation (final location TBA)
More details about the Open Workspace here
EDIT: LOCATION ANNOUNCED !!!
We will be here bombing this
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