The Treehouse + The Cave

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Graffiti Analysis

Graff Analysis

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

Blogger bruk thought:

that video is cool. motions of a tag....hmmm.

hey that talk with dee dee gordon sounds...i dunno, whacky. like how do people end up in those positions...reporting on whats "in", the hottest parties, products, etc among youth? well, i guess "cool" has been commodified for a long time.

January 14, 2005 at 5:58 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

The talk was actually pretty good. I was really happy to gain a little insight into how trend forecasting firms collect and disseminate information. I find their modeling and analysis tools to be very interesting.

What bothered me though, was that Dee Dee struck me as a person wholly without a natural desire to CREATE. Instead she has made a career based entirely upon consumption of others creative energies.

It just seems greedy to me. I'm getting so tired of being surrounded by people who don't MAKE stuff.

It of course also bothered me that she seems to have so little hesitation about doing reconnaissance for companies that so desperately want to co-opt authentic cultural phenomena. Someone at the talk actually asked her about "selling out" and she replied with the most canned, practiced answer I've ever heard.

I wasn't left disliking her, just distrusting her.


January 14, 2005 at 9:45 AM - Comment Permalink  

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