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February 29, 2008


if ya took pics from wed night post them!!!! i would love to see them

February 20, 2008

Three Dimensions


We're quickly figuring out how to create 3D work. We believe that special high-tech cardboard glasses are needed. Results will be in soon....

Hopefully the images we work with will be the special images you normally see in 3D (like in the movie "Jaws 3D").

February 19, 2008

Trip-trike panoramic

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or a bigger video...

The Panel Discussion

The video documentation of our panel discussion on Feb. 13, 2008.

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building bikes

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February 18, 2008

My video, finally.

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what cables do we need?

see extended entry

Projector --> Capture Card
That special one

Capture Card --> Computer
6pin to 6pin firewire ~ 1ft?

Projector --> Computer

(pick one)

DVI-D 24-pin x 1, DVI 1.0 compliant, HDCP compatible, for single link only
Mini DIN 4-pin x 1, Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
BNC x 5
D-sub HD 15-pin x 1
D-sub 9-pin x 1 (RS-232C compliant) for external controller
D-sub 9-pin x 1 (RS-232C compliant) for external controller
M3 jack x 1 for wired remote control or link control
M3 jack x 1 for link control
D-sub 9-pin x 1 for external control (parallel)
RJ-45 x 1, compliant with PJLink, 10Base-T/100Base-TX


input (from computer) - stereo to ? 5 ft?
output (to speakers) - (perhaps make it longer to give portability to speakers)



Source- Generator
Projector -->
Computer? -->

Source - Battery

Jumper Cables

February 17, 2008

People Places Ideas Spaces-Chapter 1-Content or Content?

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February 16, 2008

The First Ride...

The Bikes are here!

February 15, 2008


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URGENT: Building a bike, TODAY!

Hello friends,
TJ Barne informed me that he's going to get in the installation room and put together a bike today.
Feel free to join him if you can and wish....


February 14, 2008

Graffiti Documentary Friday afternoon!

A friend told me about this graffiti documentary screening and thought it might be relevant (or entertaining) to our project. I'm going to try to check it out, come join me if you'd like. - Dave
BOMB IT TRAILER: http://www.bombit-themovie.com/trailer.php

--- This is the message I was forwarded ---

FWD: Graffiti documentary screening on Campus. Please distribute.

What: Screening of the new documentary on global graffiti BOMB IT,
directed by Jon Reiss.

When: Friday, 15 Feb. at 1:00pm (93 minute run-time).

Where: Anderson 350 (West Bank)

Free, all are welcome, informal showing.

For information contact Stefano Bloch, Department of Geography,

February 13, 2008

Mission Statement ideas

Mission as is stands now
The (Rolling Art Unit?) exists to diffuse art, engage with community and claim/explore urban public space for artists, students and residents with the use of bike-mobilized media disseminators.

Values Statements:

The Rolling Art Unit
We value the power of art in it’s own right
We value the power of art to facilitate community engagement
We value communities and individuals
We value and respect diversity of opinion, voice and peoples
We hope to expand people’s notions of what art can be
We value alternative modes of transportation
We strive towards a sustainable project
We strive to give voice to communities

see document for full texts and initial mission words

Download file

yo so i won't be be here on monday i'll be back in the motherland aka wisconsin
but if we vote on names my top three are
mobile art projection/project MAP
team urban projection Team UP
broadcast art team BAT

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i also think the mission statement is great, but i would like to see the world 'interactive' included maybe somewhere in the values statement?? i dunno duder.
also, i really like the phrases for the mission statement/values:
to expand the definition of public art and
to pioneer (excite/revolutionize?) the future in urban art exploration

top names

name possibilities listed in vote order

Mobile Projection (prolific) Laboratory System (MPLS) 8
mobile art projection project (MAPP) 7
broadcast art team (BAT) 5
(there was discussion that the two below should be combined)
Rolling Art Wonder (R.A.W.) -4
Urban Rolling Art Works (U-R.A.W.) 4

Art Bike 3
Rolling Art Unit 3
Visually Artistic Mobile Projected Interactive Rolling Expedition (or Experience) - (V.A.M.P.I.R.E.) 2.5
team urban projection (team UP) 2
project projection 2
Urban Art Broadcast 1.5
radiant wheels 1
Roving Art Unit 1
Broadcast Art Technology (B.A.T.) 1

February 11, 2008

Questions for Wed. Panel

• What would you do in this situation? (Officer and Legal advisor)
• What if we write “FUCK BUSH? on the side of a wall? Extremes…(Officer)
• What if someone else does something that we don’t believe in? What are we as a group liable for? What do we need to be careful of in terms of keeping other people in check? (Legal)
• What bike laws, if not followed would really get us into trouble? Signaling turns etc. (Legal and Officer)
• What things should we be aware of when going out? What are major things we can get caught up on, legally?
• Generator laws…

City of Mpls public art guidelines

this is a link to the City of Mpls guidelines for placing art on city property
Mary Altman, City of Minneapolis public art administrator will be a part of our panel on wed.
She manages the Public Art Advisory panel and the Arts Commissioners who make decisions about public art in the City

kulture klub info

this is a video made by youth at kulture klub last fall in collaboration with artist Xavier Tavera
more can be found here
Executive Director Mike Hoyt will be a part of the panel meeting on wed, feb 13

My Video Sketch

I created this video compilation in processing

Graffiti Research out and about

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ilana's cliche clip. (but the location is sweet)

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February 10, 2008

almost forgot about this TEST

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February 9, 2008


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February 8, 2008

Meng's test

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tj test

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February 7, 2008

planting hands

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for Nomad

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Human Pacman

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The idea was to create a human interactive pacman game so that a person's body or head is superimposed on the characters. The surface of the building would be used as the pacman board, where the windows function as the barriers.

February 6, 2008

Public Image - Image Mapping - Try 1

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public image group - pacman - take 4

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Yet another Graffiti Research Lab Video

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February 4, 2008

Ps and Cs

+ Aspects of activism that are typically off-putting (damaging property, disturbing the peace) will be avoided, thus minimizing marginalization/discomfort

+ Seeing unusual projections in a public space will heighten peoples' awareness of the advertisements that they are subjected to on a daily basis

+ I'm gonna get to bike for a class!!

- ...no, it's all good


Yes, our project will allow people to see public spaces as opportunities for new art in the community.
And we give art a new way to be presented.

I am very interested in creating art works based on computer skill. ( even i am not good enough) Personally i like "art" including as more work as possible.


Of course , I can image that some people will get mad at "the loud speakers". And the projector can be a little bit too in your face and keep in mind don't force people to be part of it.

Layman Equipment Manuals

We've sifted through the lengthy manuals that come with the equipment and have written our own quick reference manuals for the layman and mechanic alike.

I think it would be a good idea for everyone to be familiar with the equipment and know general operation of them. Feel free to add or modify these manuals as the year progresses. Remember that future classes could be able to utilize these manuals too.


Honda Generator Quick-Guide:

1) Honda Generator EU2000i

Use Unleaded Gas with Octane rating of 86 or higher.
Use 10W-30 motor oil ( good in 0 - 100+ Degrees F.)
Use outdoors or in a well-ventilated shop.

-Turn the vent on the gas-cap to ON if it was closed.
-Turn engine switch located next to the pull starter to ON.
-To start a cold engine flip the Choke lever located on the side panel to OPEN, and return it to CLOSED once engine is running
-Grab the pull starter and pull like hell to start
-Plug in appliances

- We will be using AC outlets for our appliances. (12V DC would be used only for charging car batteries)
-The bottom indicator light is GREEN if engine is operating normally
-The middle indicator light is RED if the generator is Overloaded or short-circuited. Power will then be cut off to AC terminals. Unplug unnecessary gadgets. Reset the AC circuit protector by pressing the button on the front.
-The top indicator light is RED when the oil is low and should be added to.
-After engine has run a minute or two you may then switch the Eco-Throttle ON, only if you wish to have it idle at a lower RPM when there is little or no load

-In an emergency simply turn the engine switch OFF

- Unplug all appliances
- Turn engine switch off
- Allow engine to cool, then turn the gas cap vent to OFF to prevent spilling gas when transporting the engine.


OIL: To check or add oil, remove the side panel when engine is OFF. The oil fill and dipstick are in the same screw off cap in the lower left. If oil level is low, fill with 10W-30 oil up to the threads of the oil cap. If oil is dark or a muddy color, drain the oil by tipping the engine on its side and letting the oil drain out into a pan.

Air filter: Take of the side panel, and the air filter cover. If it is dusty or has been used often, remove the main and outer filter sponge and wash in hot soapy water, rinse, and wring out. Soak the filters in clean engine oil and squeeze out excess oil before re-installing. Engine may smoke on start-up if too much oil is saturated in the air filter.

February 1, 2008

Networks and Neighborhoods, Class on Feb. 11th

I have found my way into the invite-only symposium Networks and Neighborhoods in Cyberspace, which meets all day on Feb. 11th.

Attending this symposium allows one to apply for a grant in the amount of $250,000. My intention is to present our project, Art On Wheels, and to gain support in the community for advancing it to the next round. This would be an invaluable asset in making this project sustainable over time.

I will therefore not be in class on Monday Feb. 11th; the class, however, will meet as usual and I will request that the Art graduate students among us (Peter, TJ, Meng) to lead the class in advancing our various tasks.

Wish us luck....

Panel Discussion, Feb. 13, 2:30-4:30

We are ON for a panel discussion on Feb. 13, 2:30-4:30pm, in Regis (room to be decided).

The event is during our class hours, but the start time gives us 1 hour to prepare our thoughts and space.

The participants are the following:
-Mary Altman, Minneapolis Art Commission Public Arts Coordinator (confirmed)
-Mike Hoyt, Director of Kulture Klub (confirmed)
-Nora Paul, Director of the Institute for New Media Studiesat the U of M (confirmed)
-Jim Nystrom, UMN Police officer responsible for West Bank and Athletic Facilities (confirmed)
-Tracy Smith, UMN General Council Attorney in charge of student activities (confirmed)
-Steve Johnson, UMPD Deputy Chief

I will act as a moderator for the first segment of the panel discussion (about one hour); we then open the discussion to questions and answers for another hour.

Please leave your thoughts on questions to ask and topics to address as comments to this post.



  1. Give people pause to notice their environment and each other.

  2. People are empowered.

  3. We make new friends in the community.


  1. Commercial marketers get excited and it gets co-opted in less than three months.

  2. Permanent retinal damage.

  3. Nobody cares.