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Virtual Graffiti

It can be argued that in some cases graffiti is a form of art.  Sometimes these works are as sophisticated and representative of an area as a commissioned mural.

What if, for lack of better term, digital bill boards displayed this art form?  Instead of freestyle works done at high risk at night a classroom environment existed and taught people how to create digital works of art.  Wacom tablets combined with some basic computer knowledge could foster an entire generation of new artists.

https://www.wacom.com/en-us

With several billboards, maybe surrounding parks or on the sides of non-residential structures, creativity can be fostered. Maybe the images could change every hour or have seasonal themes or be shared with several communities. It could be a competitive project with prizes for both the local artist and the community. This might discourage actual graffiti, it would teach people a creative skill, it might give someone the opportunity to change the trajectory of their life.

Would there be a way to do this kind of thing on a smart phone, or are smart phones just too small? I was thinking that one of the biggest shames of street graffiti (the kind that's allowed) is that the art gets lost. With something like this, an artist could make their artwork, they could then take a screenshot of it, and then there could be events where everybody brings their artwork and uploads their artwork. Other people could come and vote on their favorites.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality

AR is a good choice for projecting the art work into a space.  My thought was that the art would be visible for all to see without needing an additional App.  I suggested the Wacom pad as a training tool for artist because I know many folks in the industry use it.  If the artist wants to use paints and a canvas and supplies an electronic copy to the group who publishes the work that is just as effective.

I was hoping to include an element of education and career building into the proposal.

Quote from mvandeurse on August 23, 2018, 4:09 pm

AR is a good choice for projecting the art work into a space.  My thought was that the art would be visible for all to see without needing an additional App.  I suggested the Wacom pad as a training tool for artist because I know many folks in the industry use it.  If the artist wants to use paints and a canvas and supplies an electronic copy to the group who publishes the work that is just as effective.

I was hoping to include an element of education and career building into the proposal.

One idea I had was for artists to submit their best work to a community event that would have a competition where others in the community came and voted on their favorite. It would be a cool social gathering, kind of like a fair.

No reason to limit it to just the local communities.  Projects could be shared across the entire nation.  A fair or art festival would be a great idea.  Offer the works as downloadable screen savers or background images for phone (top number of downloads wins?).  Printed and framed art (maybe signed) could sold at the event.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeviantArt

They look like the perfect group to help set something like this up!

There would need to be a little momentum on this end to get things rolling. I check the number of registered users and posts every day.

Before the steampunk aesthetic took hold, there was Archigram. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archigram

"The pamphlet Archigram I was printed in 1961 to proclaim their ideas. Committed to a 'high tech', light weight, infra-structural approach that was focused towards survival technology, the group experimented with modular technology, mobility through the environment, space capsules and mass-consumer imagery."