FELLOW RAVERS AND FRIENDS,
Meet Ofer Green! His future looked bright, but at the age of 14 he began losing control over his muscles, and a bit later over his voice. This is how he found out that he was suffering from a rare condition called the Majado-Joseph disease: a cure-less neurological disorder similar to ALS. Ofer makes insane dance tracks!
Today, Ofer cannot use his hands even to control a mouse or turn a knob. To communicate with the world he uses a sophisticated system that tracks his eye movement and converts it to mouse position on the computer screen. However, that system is not sensitive enough for the fine tuning of knobs and sliders, which is crucial for the creation of electronic music.
We are a group of Ofer’s friends, family and music teachers, and we want to create a set of software tools that will allow him, and other disabled musicians around the globe, to tune knobs and sliders, to play, record and create music. This can be done by combining the existing gaze-tracking technology with the MIDI protocol, which controls music software. In order to achieve this goal, we need a computer programmer to sit with Ofer and design the tools that will make it easy to control the software.
We need your help to fund a good programmer who will realize offer’s ideas and help him and countless musicians to create new music.
Yesterday a 14-year-old boy set fire to Manchester Dogs’ Home. As a result, as many as 60 dogs have died in the blaze, while 150 were rescued. 20 of those dogs were rescued by two men who lived nearby who risked their lives to break down the cages and rescue as many dogs as possible.
A JustGiving page for donations has been set up:
Or, you can donate by text by sending MDOG57 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.
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If any of my followers live in this area & have blankets, sheets, or dog food to spare, please please please consider donating. And if you DONT live in tis area, but would still like to help, they could definitely use money donations for burn treatments & building repairs! I do believe they also need fosters!!!!
Spread this please, this breaks my heart.
hey friends, just a bit of a reminder to always let your freak flag fly!
don’t let anyone get in the way of being true to yourself