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Graffiti artists ditch spray paint for lasers and magnetized light bulbs

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James Powderly shows his support for Peter Berdovsky, one of the artists arrested for his part in the Turner advertising hoax in Boston in January. (Courtesy of Graffiti Research Lab)

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The laser tag system allows artists to write on buildings from distances of 100 yards or more. (Courtesy of Graffiti Research Lab)

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"LED throwies" decorate a bridge in Rotterdam. (Courtesy of Graffiti Research Lab)

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Theo Watson (left), who developed the software for the laser tag system, and James Powderly write with laser pointers and light. (Courtesy of Graffiti Research Lab)

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James Powderly (left) conducts a training session with fellows at the Graffiti Research Lab. (David Fusaro/CNS)

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The images from Jamie O'Shea's flashbulb-and-stencil device stay with viewers as if they had just stared at the sun. (David Fusaro/CNS)

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A group of tech-savvy graffiti artists have developed lasers and magnetized light bulbs for splashing their art around town.


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