The Magic Paint Roller

I have seen some pretty cool electronic graffiti techniques in the past, but multimedia performers Sweatshoppe's method—which uses a paint roller to draw video straight on walls—beats them all.

The paint roller doesn't paint anything on the wall. It's made with green LEDs. A camera next to the projector tracks the position of the paint roller, unmasking the video projection in real time, as the artists draws on the wall. Pretty clever.

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Sweatshoppe—artists Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw—plan to release the software as soon as the polish it and beef it up with features. [Wooster Collective via Bonnie Burton]

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bonniegrrl
bonniegrrl

I have to say this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I can't wait it's used regularly by muralists and artsy folks around San Francisco! #videopaintroller