Graffiti Hacking | Although for some of you hacking is just a seven-letters word starting with h, for me the top news of today is about Evan Roth and his graffiti analysis project. Roth, who is one of the heads behind the Graffiti Research Lab (GRL), earned a lot of fame and credit for his computer-based researches on graffiti in the last months. Now his work gets another publicity push, when Mozilla Drumbeat chooses the “Graffiti Markup Language” for this year’s “Open Web Award” finalists!
Graffiti Markup Language (.gml) is a universal, XML-based, open file format designed to store graffiti motion data. The format is designed to maximize readability and ease of implementation for even hobbyist programmers. GML is intended to be a simple bridge between ink and code, promoting collaborations between graffiti writers and hackers. (About “Graffiti Markup Language”)
It’s an honour for every open source project to be one of the finalists and I’m pretty sure the count of people who use .gml will steadily grow in the next weeks… Make sure to vote for Evan and his graffiti analysis project until February 2011 to support open source development and the both counter cultures, hacking and graffiti writing!