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Parsons Alum Evan Roth wins National Design Award

The Eyewriter, being tested above, won a National Design Award.

Parsons alumnus Evan Roth was honored last evening at The Coooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s National Design Awards. In a star-studded gala at New York’s Pier Sixty – the crowd included Frank Gehry and Simon Doonan, among countless other luminaires—Roth, a graduate of the MFA Design + Technology program, won the Interactive Design award for his work in that field, particularly his creation of  EyeWriter, which was designed in collaboration with other DT alumni.

EyeWriter is a device that tracks pupil movements of its wearer to allow them to draw on specially modified computer A video on EyeWriter’s website shows it being used by Los Angeles graffiti writer TEMPTONE, a paralyzed suffer of ALS with whom it was developed, using the device to draw and simultaneously project large scale digital graffiti.

Evan Roth is currently based in Paris, where he works as a visual artist, often utilizing digital media. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate, the Fondation Cartier and the front page of Youtube.

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