[NetBehaviour] Hacked milling machine spreads graffiti poetry around town.

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 10:14:23 CET 2014

Hi Rob
I agree, I dont think they'd let you do that in the uk, probably considered
as littering.
The bleach and loss graffiti is interesting - do you have some examples?

On 5 February 2014 01:51, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:

> On 04/02/14 09:03 AM, marc garrett wrote:
> > Hacked milling machine spreads graffiti poetry around town.
> >
> > We tend to think of graffiti as being a semi-permanent mark left by an
> > unauthorized artist, but Dutch sand writing artist Gijs van Bon wants
> > his work to be ephemeral, so he designed a machine that he calls Skryf
> > that writes on the sidewalk using sand.
> >
> > Skryf started life as a CNC milling machine used for woodworking, but
> > Van Bon hacked it so that instead of cutting wood, it lays down a thin
> > line of fine white sand as it goes. The computer controlled cutting head
> > now holds the sand dispenser, and moves so that the letters are laid
> > down as neatly as any typewriter.
> This relates to chalk, bleach, and moss graffiti I think. :-) I'm not
> sure how sand relates to legal defences of impermanence or cleaning,
> maybe it would be considered littering...
> - Rob.
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