The Eyewriter : The Eyewriter

Art comes back into the life of a famous graffiti artist with ALS.

Published On
Mar 24, 2010

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This open source eye-tracking system, Eyewriter, helped to bring art back into the life of L.A. graffiti artist, publisher and activist Tony Quan, aka TEMPTON. Quan was diagnosed with ALS in 2003 and was left completely paralyzed, save for his eyes. But thanks to members of Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks, the Graffiti Research Lab, and The Ebeling Group, this low cost open source system allows him, and others afflicted with ALS to draw via the movement of their eyes. The project was a category winner in the 2010 Brit Insurance Design Awards.

Credits

Date
Mar 24, 2010
Brand:
The Eyewriter
Client:
The Eyewriter
Developer:
Free Art and Technology (FAT)
Developer:
Graffiti Research Lab
Developer:
OpenFrameworks
Creative:
The Ebeling Group

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