Grow a New Eye, SF! Tonight.

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.

Live Streaming

The Retro-Future Experience with performances by

Project Agora

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

http://www.EyeTanya.com/

Follow on Twitter: @TanyaVlach @EyeTanya

A.R. Research

I crashed the Augmented Reality Conference http://america.arconf.com/2010/ at the Marriot SF International Airport.

I made it just in time to see the “Eyeborg” finish up his presentation. Finally met him in the flesh after emails for over a year now. What can I say, it’s about time we’ve met. Cyborg face off.

While my process is much slower, I am still moving forward, just now received a work-in-progress animation of my William Danz hollowed out prosthetic eye prototype #1,  animated by talented SF based one-eyed Marco Salsiccia,  http://marconius.com/.

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What it means to be human in a changing world.

A new series of articles about the affects of technology on our bodies, our consciousness, and ultimately our species as a whole. *** Warning this post contains a poll.

An how-to guide on staying sane, real, and human in a technological world present and future.

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Benedict Campbell on Sexy Cyborgs of the Future


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Artificial Retinas VS. “Miruko” the Wearable Eyeball Robot

Compare and Contrast: Friends and colleagues frequently send me info about bionic eyeballs …

NY Times

Burst of Technology Helps Blind to See

By PAM BELLUCK

via FAYE CHAO, photographer and new collaborator

An Artificial Retina

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WIRED
Microchip in the Eye Seeks to Restore Vision

By Priya Ganapati

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WHOA! … Thank you thank you thank you!

Re: Call for Engineers, http://tanyavlach.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/call-for-engineers/

I lost my right eye in Iraq and I think it is awesome what you are doing!  You go girl!!!! I hope it all works out for you.  It is an awesome way to pave the way in technology.

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Original Post “CALL FOR ENGINEERS”

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