Update: These guys are taking home awards left and right and finally got a website together too: http://www.eyewriter.org
Here’s the situation: Tempt One, the legendary writer has been hospitalized for the past two years with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The muscular atrophy has taken away his ability to write graffiti. Enter the Graffiti Research Lab (and good friends) James Powderly, Evan Roth and Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman. They were asked to come to Venice, California and find a way to use eye-tracking software (something I remember from James’ thesis project back at ITP) and their L.A.S.E.R tag tools to make the impossible possible again. When they decided to join this project they had little idea if it would actually work, but they worked hard and fast. Theo recently did a guest lecture in my class at the HvA in Amsterdam and shared a bit about the project and the creative technology behind it: openFrameworks. Day #8: Introductions from Evan Roth on Vimeo. More Documentation Here: http://fffff.at/tag/tempt1/ Project was facilitated by The Ebeling Group.