This shit is so up my alley, I was destined to read about it.
Fi5e (AKA Evan Roth, an MFA student at Parsons) of All City Council fame has done it again. This time around he has developed a piece of software that analyzes the strokes, hesitations and other gestures generated as a writer throws up a tag. After the computer has captured the motion (via what appears to be a simple foamcore box and a DV camera) it can then plot the movement of each coordinate crossed by the letterforms, creating stunning minimalist pieces that he then wheatpastes throughout the city. Of all the people actually elevating Street Art to Fine Art, this kid has rocked it on the most conceptual tip. I'm impressed. Watch a video of the system in action here.
Via Wooster Collective