Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

(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. 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 11:58
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
34143 times

More from Center for Advanced Visual Studies

(Speakers and Signers) J. Gregory McDaniel: Vibrations and Frogs, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

(Speakers and Signers) J. Gregory M...

Added 5 years ago | 00:14:02 | 28838 views

Ulrike Müller with Roger Conover

Ulrike Müller with Roger Conover

Added over 5 years ago | 01:34:00 | 36508 views

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Added over 5 years ago | 01:58:00 | 34605 views

Vito Acconci: Acconci Studio

Vito Acconci: Acconci Studio

Added over 5 years ago | 02:06:00 | 23085 views

Tad Hirsch and Trevor Pagleni with Andrew Woods: Terminal Air

Tad Hirsch and Trevor Pagleni with ...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:32:00 | 42125 views

Jenny Romaine: Declaim, Project, and Critically Arouse the Passions

Jenny Romaine: Declaim, Project, an...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:29:00 | 29072 views