NextEngine ? How about Never-ending Engine! Continue reading
24 hours to go! SF Event tonight! and 1 million updates yet to come.
Thanks to you and the generous donation of Square Enix, of Deus Ex Human Revolution fame (more on that later), a couple of large donations by Individuals, and countless of donations from all over the world — we made our Kickstarter goal, meaning we will be able to fund the development of the prototype of an eye-camera.- but again this is the minimal for just stage one of building the prototype. We definitely need more than 100k for it to be a viable device! So we need to keep raising money!
But we are so incredibly thrilled we reached our Kickstarter goal! There are still 24 hours to go and we are hoping to raise over 1K to reach a 20K mark. Besides helping create a sustainable enterprise; this will go to planning other aspects of EyeTanya’s transmedia mission: Interactive Website (A Bionics and Healing Resource for the Visually Impaired & Disabled,) Graphic Novel, Experimental Documentary, Interactive performances, ETC.
Read our latest Kickstarter update here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/growaneweye/grow-a-new-eye/posts
There are so many things to update you all about. But there hasn’t been time for me to sit down and blog – I guess that’s a good thing when life takes you galloping and all you have are the reigns, and the knowledge at some point you will have time for a breather and reflection. But the meantime, I’m back from a brief stint in NY just in time for
our GROW A NEW EYE, SF event tonight! In our final 24 hour window we want to celebrate with you tonight before the deadline tomorrow!
EVENT DETAILS: http://growaneweyesf.eventbrite.com/
The evening is guaranteed to stir the imagination. There will be music, video installations, film screenings and heated discussions about the possibilities and limitations of technology on the human body.
The Retro-Future Experience with performances by
Haggai Cohen Milo
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TICKETING:
Entry is via donating on Kickstarter. If you have already backed the project on our Kickstarter campaign at the $25 level or higher, your name will be on the Will Call list.
To purchase a ticket in advance, back our project at the $25 level or highter at: http://kck.st/jOsMw0.
All walk-ins are welcome but you will be asked to contribute via Kickstarter at the door! Of course if you want to pay cash only – we won’t turn you away!
To learn more about Tanya Vlach, and her personal story visit
- Tanya Vlach’s ‘Grow A New Eye’ Camera On Kickstarter (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
Hi – sorry for the long LONG pause before my first update. June was a hectic month! I met a ton of people at TEDxSF and hoping to keep in touch with those who I connected with and hopefully collaborate … Continue reading
Sitting here at the TEDXSF Alive! event at Yerba Buena Center for the arts and with minutes to spare before “Grow a new eye” Directed by Phoebe Tooke about my eye-camera project screens before an audience of 700+, I just pushed the kickstarter launch button from my iPhone.
Hello TEDsters if you’re reading – please leave me a note!
Without further ado please check out our Kickstarter and donate!:
I want to officially welcome Kathryn Robinson and Phoebe Tooke to the Eye Tanya team.
I’ve know Kathryn now for a few years, meeting in a Directing class which is where I became her fan. We ran into each other over time and I’ve always been inspired by her path and projects she works on. So I’m happy to say her spirit and strength is well needed at Eye Tanya! Bienvenidos Kathryn!
Phoebe came as a gift to me through some dear filmmaking friends of mine Natalijia Vejik and Christian Bruno. Phoebe, a documentary filmmaker with a unique vision and sense of storytelling was researching technology and the body and was recommended to check out my blog / story. She approached me about doing a documentary about my Eye-Camera project and I was relieved to have someone as grounded and focused as Phoebe. She brings her vision to the project and I’m grateful for her artistry and commitment to the project!
- “Grow A New Eye” at TEDxSF Alive! (tanyavlach.wordpress.com)
I bet you’re wondering whatever happened to that one-eyed loca? Did she get lost on the subway of social networking sites and couldn’t find her way back? Did she get overwhelmed with taking on a zillion other projects, laboring over grants, art exhibitions, and life struggles? Did her heart flutter and get seduced? Did she live so hard that all she could do for days was play scrabble and watch Swedish films on her Netflix queue? Was she in Egypt and with her Eye of Horus helping the revolution along in the Arab World? Yes, but only in spirit!
All the while I’m sure what you really want to know is there any progress on putting that camera in her fake eye!!!! Where are all the posts about “One-Eyed Femme Fatales and Sci-Fi Vixens,” which won by the way in the poll that you monoculars voted on last year: What does your non-seeing eye desire? “The ‘Eyeborg’. Has anyone asked where he got his name? hmm.” landed a close second, but alas there is only one winner. And what about Wafaa Bilal and his camera that got infected in the back of his head? Where are the fashion critiques on the eye-patch that adorns Jeff Bridges character, Rooster in True Grit? Yuuichi what do you think??
Well I’ve been busy, and not blogging obviously – I was overwhelmed with what “an audience” wanted from me.
I started to get away with why I started this thing in the first place which was originally called “One-Eyed”. A forum to make sense of it all – to poke fun – to redefine – to empower. It originally was for me to get through the trauma and find a new me ~ then miraculously you came in swarms with so many moving and remarkable stories, I couldn’t keep up. I was so impressed, I thought who wants to hear about my silly ideas when there are so many amazing yous. I believe that it is easy to drown in all the voices when they flood in, and I forgot my voice. So, tralala! I’m belting it out again — it might be crude and monocular but it’s mine.