Finally, someone’s come along to disprove the left-brain/right-brain dichotomy. Zach Lieberman is a software developer and a visual artist who combines his skills in fascinating projects, some of which he profiled in a recent lecture now available online courtesy of PopTech.
Mr. Lieberman’s talk encompasses several of his coolest projects, like iQ Font, which created a typeset by tracking the motions of a whirling Toyota smart car, and Drawn, an installation that allowed visitors to draw and virtually manipulate images. Maybe his most inspiring project is the EyeWriter, a tracking device–software combo that allows paralyzed artists to create images by moving their eyes. A graffiti artist immobilized by ALS, for instance, uses the apparatus to tag buildings from his hospital bed. Mr. Leiberman says he looks for an “open-mouth response” to his projects—by the end of his talk, yours will be gaping.
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