Category Archives: multimodality

SenCity

Two weeks ago, the netherland-based Deaf-Party Crew SENCITY celebrated their first party abroad, here in berlin (Glashaus). A great opportunity not only to meet our former colleague Oscar again, but also to get an idea of what the announced highlights … Continue reading

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Human Augmentation

John hockenberry and Hugh Herr at MIT world on human restauration and augmentation… watch the full clip here!

Posted in augmentative communication, multimodality, neuroscience, prosthetics

THISABILITY vs. DISABILITY

What a pity, that we missed last year’s electronic art exhibion thisAbility vs. Disability – Looking at Disability through Creative Senses in Seoul. The exhibition presented ten interactive electronic art installations examining themes of human capability through creative transition of … Continue reading

Posted in blind, deaf, design project, embodiment, exhibition, Experience Disability, interaction, multimodality

Sense Parcour (Workshop Review)

In our Sense-Parcour-Workshop (17 august 09), we discussed and experienced the “sense” with kids and teenagers, that actually don’t have visual or accustical impairment. What is it like, when you can suddenly not hear or feel any more? How about … Continue reading

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Lorming – Tactile Signs

[Graphic of the lormhand icluding the touchpoints for the letters. picture/source: taubblindenwerk.de] By using their tactile – kinesthetic sense (= through Movement and Touch) blind and deafblind people can train to exchange information with their partners of communication with the … Continue reading

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Multimodal Communication System

In the framework of our research, we have been doing several workshops with people with different abilities/disabilities (The latest one was with deaf people on august 13, the next one will be with hearing and sighted people on august 25). … Continue reading

Posted in alternative communication, augmentative communication, blind, deaf, multimodality, reciprocal learning, senses, tactile communication, visual communication

Blind Massage

[Foto: T. Bieling] A little bit bored I zapped through the TV today. For a couple of minutes some stupid documentary about massaging got my attention. At least for one aspect: It said, that when giving a massage with covered … Continue reading

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