Monday, December 31, 2012
The Fridley resident with ALS is using equipment that lets him program music by moving his eyes.
Watch a livestream from Minneapolis as Fridley resident David Anderson DJs a New Year Eve party, using amazing equipment built by friends and funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Anderson, who has ALS, controls the tunes with movements of his eyes. He is set to DJ from 9:30–10:30 p.m. Monday. Donate to the ongoing project at the "1 Blink = Yes" website Anderson is putting his DJ skills and equipment to work Monday night, programming the music for "1 Blink = Dance," an elaborate New Year's Eve party at Old Arizona in Minneapolis. Tickets were selling online $25 tickets at the "1 Blink = Dance" ticket web page, but you can donate to the ongoing project at the "1 Blink = Yes" website, where organizers promise to carry a livestream from the …
New video shows prep for party where David Anderson will control the tunes by moving, blinking his eyes.
A new video shows preparations for the New Year's Eve party at which Frldley resident David Anderson, who has ALS, will take on DJ duties for one hour—using only his eyes. Anderson's one-hour DJ shift starts at 9:30 p.m. Central, according to the "1 Blink = Yes" website, which will carry a livestream of the event. Watch the livestream here (9:30–10:30 p.m. Monday). In the new video, reporter Joanna Solotaroff asks Anderson if he's ready for his DJ stint. "More ready than any gig prior," he answers by way of a computer screen where he can type by moving and blinking his eyes.
Friends helped David Anderson with equipment for '1 Blink = Dance' NYE event .
New Year's Eve is the culmination of an effort by friends of a Fridley man to help him DJ a party, using only his eyes. David Anderson has ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease. It has stripped him of most muscle control, but he can still move his eyes and blink. But using computer hardware and software friends developed with online Kickstarter funding, Anderson can communicate and do what DJs do—selecting songs to play. Watch the livestream from the party (Anderson DJs 9:30–10:30 p.m. Central) See a new YouTube showing preparations for the show. Anderson will put his DJ skills and equipment to work Monday night, programming the music for "1 Blink = Dance," an elaborate New Year's Eve party at Old Arizona in Minneapolis. You can buy $…