Presented at The Last HOPE (2008)
July 19, 2008, 11:59 p.m.
GRL's presence at HOPE this year will be represented by Graffiti Research Lab in Utah. Michael Auger (aka Love Monkey 4000) will come from the mountains of Utah to the Big Apple to run workshops, conduct technology demonstrations, screen a movie, and announce (for the first time) a new GRL project very close to his heart: One Laser Tag Per Child. The event will start with an LED Throwie workshop. Throwie workshops only last until the supplies run out, anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The screening of the new GRL movie (fresh from Sundance, MoMA, the Tate Modern, etc.): Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season will then begin. People will be encouraged to misbehave with their throwies in the dark, yell at the screen, etc. All this will be documented so that the HOPE viewing of The Complete First Season will actually be footage for the sequel: Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season II. After the movie ends, GRL Utah will come to the front of the room and introduce GRL live via webcam from Korea. New GRL technologies and initiatives will be unveiled, including (but not necessarily limited to) the One Laser Tag Per Child system.
During the course of the HOPE conference GRL Utah will man a table where interested attendees will be able to do the following: play with lasers, get trained on how to set up the laser tag system, take a closer look at the prerelease of the One Laser Tag Per Child system, download the disc image of the GRL movie (or buy the actual DVD), learn how to set up a GRL in their hometown.