Innovations

L.A.S.E.R.Tag

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Style : Hardware Hacking + Graffiti.
Location : Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Year : 2007.
Artists : Graffiti Research Lab.
Objects : 60 megawatt Laser, digital projector, camera.
Software :  C++ using Open Frameworks

L.A.S.E.R. Tag is a cool project created by Graffiti research lab, Originally founded by graffiti writers (taggers), Q-Branch, and Fi5e, they are now a group of 12 artists who tend to explore how can technology can contribute to street art, mainly by hacking the technology itself such as the project we have here called L.A.S.E.R Tag. L.A.S.E.R Tag is a project that allows it's users to with light directly on buildings, displaying it on a very large scale.

The lab even published a how to for the public to build their own and create it.

"In the spirt of GRL's and Eyebeam's open source beliefs, we are posting the code and executable
for the Laser Tag application online for you to download, dissect, reuse and hopefully improve. The code is
C++ and compiled in a super old school Codewarrior IDE for windows but it is oepnGL based and written using openFrameworks which is a cross platform library for writing creative code. So it should be very straight forward to run in Visual Studio, DevC++ or even xcode on a mac."
- Theodore Watson

you can find the full instructions here (The software and the Setup) :
*Create your own L.A.S.E.R. Tag instructions. 

I would also highly recommend checking out Theodore Watson's Website of installations in which he calls it  interactive installation.

















Resources:
Digital by Design Troika - http://www.thamesandhudson.com/Digital_by_Design/9780500289013
http://www.graffitiresearchlab.com/blog/projects/laser-tag/
http://www.theowatson.com/
http://www.muonics.net/blog/index.php?postid=15

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