Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

(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.

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Category: Education | Updated almost 8 years ago

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


Viewed
42208 times

More from Center for Advanced Visual Studies

(Speakers and Signers) Matthew Mazzotta: Om House

(Speakers and Signers) Matthew Mazz...

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:08:54 | 29999 views

(Speakers and Signers) Summer Crider: Re-Defining Music Through Deaf Lens

(Speakers and Signers) Summer Cride...

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:13:22 | 29495 views

Alan Abel: Using Your Wits to Win

Alan Abel: Using Your Wits to Win

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:29:17 | 29750 views

David Robbins: High Entertainment

David Robbins: High Entertainment

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:45:48 | 36860 views

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:58:57 | 37747 views

(Speakers and Signers) Charlotte M Reed: Understanding Speech through the Skin

(Speakers and Signers) Charlotte M ...

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:12:34 | 34010 views