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The truly amazing EyeWriter [eyewriter.org] project is part of an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people who are suffering from ALS (short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with creative computational technologies.

Members of Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks, the Graffiti Research Lab, and The Ebeling Group communities have teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer Tony Quan, aka TEMPTONE, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed, except for his eyes. In this project, a low-cost, open-source eye-tracking system was developed that allows him to draw graffiti just using just subtle eye movements, from his hospital room into the real world.

Next to the incredible technical achievement of drawing graffiti tags from a hospital room onto a remote high-power facade projector miles away in downtown LA, it is also amazing to see how his personal visual style could somehow be retained, even when drawn solely by eye movements.

More information can be found at the project website, on the documentary movie or the @EyeWriter Twitter account.

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