Graffiti is more than just pointless vandalism, and if you ever needed proof of that, it has arrived. The EyeWriter, a project put together with help from Graffiti Research Lab and a variety of other awesome sources, is helping people with ALS create visual art. Using a combination of GRL’s Mobile Broadcast Unit (the thing that lets them project live graffiti on large buildings) and a specially modified pair of eyeglasses, the EyeWriter allows people to draw with their eyes. Their first tester, TEMPT, is a graffiti writer who is completely paralyzed except for his eyes.
The result of all their labor can finally be seen, as Tempt writes his first tag in years:
TEMPT + EYEWRITER August 12, 2009 from james powderly on Vimeo.
Check out more on F.A.T.’s website