Geeks, tinkerers and amateur engineers obviously love Rube Goldberg devices, those overly complicated, ridiculous contraptions that accomplish mundane, everyday tasks. Akay, a Swedish street artist, has assembled one impressively complex technical apparatus that both defiles and brightens the urban landscape with a single and (seemingly) simple swoosh. Using a bicycle and a diverse array of...
The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never progress from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over them, nevertheless. We've talked...
As street art moves closer and closer to the mainstream, is it possible that the changing conditions of its display will shift the style's very nature? British living legend Banksy has lately come to the U.S., "visiting" cities by stenciling up some of his trademark works, which have been fanatically chronicled and archived by his growing fan base. (Lesser-known artists in New York, at least, did...
Graffiti enthusiast and programmer Evan Roth, who co-created the EyeWriter system for disabled taggers, has recently launched Graffiti Analysis 2.0, a "digital blackbook" that archives the mathematical expressions of graffing. Utilizing an LED light pen taped to a fat Sharpie, along with a camera and a video capture card, Roth has been able to record the movements of a tagger's hand as they...
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