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EYEWRITER – An Incredible Creative Breakthrough for those with ALS

January 29, 2010

EYEWRITER – An Incredible Creative Breakthrough for those with ALS

People love to hang onto the notion that the graffiti movement is one that is full of gangs, testosterone, pride, and vandalism.  Here’s proof positive that the movement does work in positive ways, and is making very interesting (and inexpensive) progress on a specific project – Eye Writer.  

My friend Felix brought this to my attention and it’s really fascinating.  I highly recommend you give it a look.  Basically, this project is working to empower those suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) with a means of being creative, and active in their community.  Active?  Yes, via the eye-tracking apparatus that allows graffiti writers to write with their eyes…and their tags are then displayed via projector.  

It is a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes.

ALS is a neurological disease that causes muscle weakness, disability and eventually death.  To donate, and help move research along, please do so at the following link: http://www.alsa.org/donate/default.cfm

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A Day with Jef Aerosol in Bushwick – GALLERY SHOW FRIDAY

January 28, 2010

A Day with Jef Aerosol in Bushwick – GALLERY SHOW FRIDAY

Click the link embedded in the title to see the shoot with Jef, or click here: http://tinyurl.com/y9v2h23

Photographed for brooklynstreetart.com

The crew at Brooklyn Street Art, Ad Hoc and Eastern District Galleries put a lot of work into this affair.  And Steve and Jamie really know how to put something nice together, such as this fortunate opportunity to hang out with an artist I respect and admire very much – Jef Aerosol.

But swing by on Friday Evening: All Shook Up: Jef Aerosol

Ad Hoc Art 
43 Bogart Street (@ Eastern District) 
Brooklyn, New York 11206 
(via subway take the “L” Train to the Morgan Avenue Station)

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here’s the link with the press release for the show, you have to check it out: http://mim.io/3a6f1

For more information please contact: 
Email: info@adhocart.org; Telephone: 917.602.2153; Web: www.adhocart.org

All Shook Up: Jef Aerosol
January 29 – February 21, 2010 
Opening Reception – Friday, January 29, 2010, 6-10pm 
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri: 4pm-8pm; Sat & Sun: noon-8pm

Ad Hoc Art 
43 Bogart Street (@ Eastern District) 
Brooklyn, New York 11206 
(via subway take the “L” Train to the Morgan Avenue Station)

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GOIN ONS – SLASH: Paper Under the Knife @ Museum of Art & Design

January 27, 2010

GOIN ONS – SLASH: Paper Under the Knife @ Museum of Art & Design

this show looks really exciting, and tremendously inspiring.  check it out.

SLASH: Paper Under the Knife
Museum of Art & Design
2 Columbus Circle, NYC
212.299.7777

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activity courtesy of claire.

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