Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

(Speakers and Signers) George Prochnik: Reclaiming Silence for the Silenced

A dialog (in speech and sign) between artists, designers, scientists, students, speakers, and signers. Participants touch on the range of human experience including deafness, and on acoustical engineering, especially resonance and sonic vibrations. All presentations are interpreted in American Sign Language. At the center of the conference is a specially-built raised floor, designed to be activated with low-frequency vibration. By sitting, standing, lying on the floor, hearing and deaf participants are able to experience sound through their bodies. During the conference, presenters use the floor as a vehicle for tactile communication.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Category: Education | Updated 5 years ago

Created
August 02, 2009 04:48
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
38400 times

More from Center for Advanced Visual Studies

(Speakers and Signers) Michael Chorost: A Resonance of the Senses -- The Surprising Connections Between Deafness, Implanted Computers, and Touch

(Speakers and Signers) Michael Chor...

Added 5 years ago | 00:16:33 | 34134 views

Triple Candie: The Problem with Triple Candie, a lecture-demonstration

Triple Candie: The Problem with Tri...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:25:00 | 32896 views

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost Highway Expedition

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:46:00 | 39535 views

A Very Short History of Toy Theatre

A Very Short History of Toy Theatre

Added over 5 years ago | 00:12:42 | 27851 views

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Added over 5 years ago | 01:58:00 | 34595 views

(Speakers and Signers) Eric Gunther: Organized Vibrations

(Speakers and Signers) Eric Gunther...

Added over 5 years ago | 00:14:40 | 24170 views