Books / Articles

Book

‘MobiSpray - Paint My City’ (2010) created by Jürgen Scheible.

The book can be purchased here for a price of around 32€ (Hardcover).

This book shows 33 art works created by the artist Jürgen Scheible a.k.a. MobiLenin using his MobieSpray® art tool. He employs the mobile phone as virtual spray can to spray dabs of digital paint onto the physical environment via large-scale projections anytime, anywhere. The works were created in 2009 and 2010, ‘painting’ on buildings, places and objects in over 50 cities around the globe.

Journal Article

‘MobiSpray: Mobile Phone as Virtual Spray Can for Painting BIG Anytime Anywhere on Anything’. Appeared in 2009 in Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

Abstract
This article presents MobiSpray, a novel interactive art tool for creating ubiquitous ephemeral digital art. The mobile phone is employed as a virtual spray can to spray dabs of digital paint onto the physical environment via large-scale projections. The gesture-based control of the mobile phone provides a natural pointing mechanism for the virtual spray can. Experiences from extensive field use around the world testify in favor of a successful design. Most importantly, MobiSpray liberates and empowers the artist to change the environment via large-scale artistic expressions.
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Full reference:
Scheible Jürgen, Ojala Timo, MobiSpray: Mobile Phone as Virtual Spray Can for Painting BIG Anytime Anywhere on Anything, Special Issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 332–341, 2009.