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In the works: eye-tracking graffiti tool

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Day #4: Mo’ Pupils Mo’ Problems from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Folks in the Graffiti Research Lab/ FATlab/ whatever-it’s-called-these-days are working on a project that is truly awesome on so many levels. TEMPT ONE, a famous Los Angeles graffiti writer, has ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease), which means at this point that he has little motor control. What these folks are working on is a device to translate tracked eye movements into brush strokes for making light graffiti. A small camera mounted on a pair of glasses tracks pupil movement, and some software (built in OpenFrameworks) creates the visuals. Track the progress via daily update videos on the FATlab site.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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