Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

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

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 7 years ago

August 02, 2009 11:58
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files

36858 times

More from Center for Advanced Visual Studies

(Speakers and Signers) Julia Golden: Performing from the Body -- Deaf Visual Theatre

(Speakers and Signers) Julia Golden...

Added 7 years ago | 00:11:57 | 25959 views

(Speakers and Signers) Keth Doane: Cycling Sensations -- reacting to the environment in motion

(Speakers and Signers) Keth Doane: ...

Added 7 years ago | 00:04:01 | 45080 views

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost Highway Expedition

Azra Aksamija with Kyong Park: Lost...

Added over 7 years ago | 01:46:00 | 41811 views

(Speakers and Signers) Jess Wheelock: Pushing Back Avalanches

(Speakers and Signers) Jess Wheeloc...

Added 7 years ago | 00:04:40 | 32648 views

(Speakers and Signers) Caitlin Berrigan: Speaking to the Inside - a guided tour of resonant frequencies of the human body

(Speakers and Signers) Caitlin Berr...

Added 7 years ago | 00:14:47 | 40693 views

(Speakers and Signers) Eric Gunther: Organized Vibrations

(Speakers and Signers) Eric Gunther...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:14:40 | 25996 views