Bikes Against Bush is a one-of-a-kind, interactive protest/performance occurring simultaneously online and on the streets of NYC during the upcoming Republican National Convention. Using a Wireless Internet-enabled bicycle outfitted with a custom-designed printing device, the Bikes Against Bush bicycle can print spray-chalk text messages sent from web users directly onto the streets of Manhattan.
Bikes Against Bush is produced by Joshua Kinberg, an emerging-technology artist and activist based in New York City. Joshua creates contagious media and politically expressive art pieces engaging a wide array of technologies from web development to reverse-engineered consumer electronics.
Read all about it in Wired:
"Kinberg is working on a Web interface that will allow anyone on the Net to submit a 120-character note -- the maximum length of an SMS message -- that will be sent to his cell phone.
"If he decides to print the message ("It's funny to write nasty words, but that's not what I want to spray on the streets of New York," he said), he beams it via Bluetooth to his onboard PowerBook. "
Read the answers to these questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I send a message to the bicycle?
Where will you be riding the bicycle?
How many printing bicycles will be on the streets?
How will I know if my message is printed?
WIll you print pro-Bush messages as well?
Hey, isn't this graffiti?!
Who are you?
Why are you against Bush?
I think this is fantastic and I want to help you!