'Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story' Tracks the Comeback of An Ailing Graffiti Artist Who Learned to Paint Again With His Eyes
In 2003, the Los Angeles graffiti artist Tony "TEMPT ONE" Quan was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease that paralyzed him and put him out of commission as an artist—until the EyeWriter was invented.
The story of how TEMPT ONE was able to create art again using only the movements of his eyes is documented in the film "Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story," which recently won an audience award at the Slamdance Festival.
The film was created by Venice director Caskey Ebeling. Her husband Mick Ebeling helped to invent the EyeWriter, which allows people like TEMPT ONE to draw images using the motions of their eyes. You can get a glimpse of how the device works in the documentary's trailer above, and Mick talks about the device in a TED Talk.