Daniel Leighton is an Augmented Reality (AR) artist, iPad painter, filmmaker, and technologist who started programming at the age of eleven. He creates emotional landscapes with simple lines and brilliant colors to capture complicated states of the human psyche, harnessing technology and human emotion for the greater good. Leighton adds sound, film, animation and interactivity to his paintings with his AR app.
Having Crohn's Disease since birth, Leighton faced his mortality from a very young age. Countless invasive procedures, hospitalizations and surgeries drove him deep into a lifelong quest to understand the workings of the body and the emotions.