Graffiti Analysis 2.0 is a project created by Evan Roth in which the motion data of a graffiti tag is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database. For Graffiti Analysis MFF2010, local artists, illustrators, graffiti artists and the general public will be invited to record and submit their gestural creations, a selection of which will be displayed throughout the Media Facade Festival 2010. All tags created in Graffiti Analysis are saved as Graffiti Markup Language (GML) files, a new digital standard used by other graffiti applications Roth has helped develop, including Laser Tag and EyeWriter.

Programme development by Chris Sugrue
Database development by Jamie Wilkinson

Graffiti Analysis by Evan Roth © Evan Roth


Artist biography

Evan Roth is co-founder of Graffiti Research Lab and F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology), a worldwide connected R&D lab for the public domain. His work focuses on tools of empowerment, open source and popular culture. He teaches courses on visual programming and Geek Graffiti. He has been a fellows of Eyebeam, New York His work is featured in the Sundance Film Festival, the Moma, and on BET. He has worked on projects such as the EyeWriter to empower people who are suffering from ALS, helping them to draw using only their eyes.