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:

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!


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


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:

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

Follow on Twitter: @TanyaVlach @EyeTanya

Holy “Grow a new eye” project launch!! It’s a go!

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!:


Welcome EyeTanya Team Members Kathryn and Phoebe!

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!

Grow A New Eye screening at TEDxSF Event

short piece Directed by Phoebe Tooke about the Eye-Camera project will be screened at the upcoming TEDxSF event ALIVE! Maximum Living as a Human this Saturday June 4th at YBCA in SF. I AM incredibly honored to be amongst the incredible minds of the TEDsters. I hope to be inspired, learn, provoked — as well as excite TEDxSF about my super eyedea!


we are launching our KICKSTARTER campaign!

When: on the same day, June 4th

Operation: Engineer Eye-Camera

Deadline: Winter of 2011 … If the end of the world is truly going to happen in 2012 I want to record it with my brand spanking new eye.

If you are a twitterer, keep a look out for #growaneweye !

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TEDxSF Event: ALIVE! Maximum Living as a Human

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new media piece entitled olas.  iPhone qik video application

sound and ocean waves surround me… an experiment in microcosmic wanderlust. 
an exploratory tease into other dimensions. 


“If you see something that’s not possible, make it possible”

Thanks Mick Ebeling for this (I’m a huge fan of the remarkable EyeWriter Project) …  gearing up for my Kickstarter video fundraising pitch for my Eye-Camera. Working on the structure, trying not to be afraid, tapping into my passion and creativity. Editing, Editing, Editing.  Looking for inspiration where I can get it  —- Battle Cry!

work-in-progress “the gendered cyborg” 

piece for show at la llorona show galeria de la raza 
(this piece didn’t make the cut.) i’ll publish the photos from the other pieces up as soon as i get documentation

boxed in, sexualized versions of techno-dreams of transformation. inspired by the influx of misinformation and adolescent male projections in the blogosphere in response to my call to transform my prosthetic eye into a bionic / camera – eye.

i am practicing Rituals of Reappropriation, to exorcise public negative connotations from my psyche; and as a means to reclaim my own destiny.


this is a time-lapse i took as cyborg. i am now researching text from svedka fembot models, bladerunner, ghost in the machine, aeon flux, bionic woman, etc.

Shot low budget in a tunnel in Golden Gate Park on 7/24/2010 as part of the Life in a Day Project Produced by Ridley Scott, I decided to create a music video out of the footage. It’s a visceral piece using ambient noise. High on threshold this short is a work-in-progress low res prototype of the final version.

Benjamin Brown is a local musician from the band, Devil Said Maybe.

Directed by Tanya Vlach, Cinematography by Natalie Wollmann

A Colibrita & V³ Production