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CUT//ACT: Video (and) Activism

Have you ever wondered how media has changed over time, and how “video” has been used as a political tool? In this course, you will learn both, not least by producing an activist video yourself! You may improve your knowledge/skills … Continue reading

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“Behindern ist heilbar”

Über die Print Kampagne “Behindern ist heilbar” vom Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales hatten wir berichtet. Den dazugehörigen KinoSpot hatten wir damals jedoch nicht geteilt, was wir hiermit nachholen:  

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HangUp (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“HangUp” is a tool that accounts certain human conditions or situations, where people can not use their hands while being on the phone. For example deaf people need both hands for sign language. But also non-deaf people are often confronted … Continue reading

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Mobile Alert Recognition (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Mobile Alert Recognition” is an application that identifies auditory alerts through signal recognition and informs the user about important events. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Sign-to-Text (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Sign-to-Text” is an application for tracking fingeralphabet for SMS-use on Mobile Phones. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with T-Labs Berlin. . The project explores challenges and possibilites … Continue reading

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Call My Attention (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Call My Attention” is an application for immediate Line-of-Sight Signaling on Mobile Phones. The application proposes a mobile device function to be used like a remote control, for achieving immediate attention. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings (Documentary)

Thanks to our new team member Ulli, for pointing our attention to this intersting Documentary on the evolving convergence of technology and the humany body, especialy in “health” context: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/video/embed/286

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Self Labelling and Identity (Video)

As continuing part of David Reville’s foresaid course “Mad People’s History,” this one is about “mad people’s” self definitions , -understandings and -descriptions. “We call mad people lots of names. Most of them are not meant to be complimentary. But … Continue reading

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Three Recent Books on Disability, Aesthetics, Art and Film.

Three releases around the body, from three different perspectives. In the first one, “Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum”, the Editors Richard Sandell, Jocelyn Dodd and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson broach the issue surrounding disability representation in museums and galleries. [Richard … Continue reading

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Vibes, Rings and Visors

Korean Designers Kim Min-hee, Kwang-seok Jeong and Hyun-joong Kim come up with a concept for a clock, called “vibering”. The idea behind it: The clock and the corresponding rings “hear” noise and might warn (e.g. deaf) people who wear them. [vibering] So … Continue reading

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Forbidden Language – Verbotene Sprache

[Forbidden Language – Verbotene Sprache; DVD Cover] My colleague Corinna, just told me about this Swiss documentary about the Sign Language Artist and Poetry Slammer Rolf Lanicca. It has recently been released on DVD. Here is the Trailer!

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Tod Browning’s FREAKS

[Film Poster, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1932] In this fantastic movie, that has been named a “humane-tenderley horrorfilm” (KSTA), the physically deformed “freaks” are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the “normal” members of the circus.  Classic, … Continue reading

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One Day blind in Berlin

Check out our video from our Self Experience “One Day blind in Berlin” (we reported from it in november here!): How do blind people navigate in public areas? How do sighted people react on a blind person? How does it … Continue reading

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Interview mit einer Gehörlosen – Roger Willemsen

Emmanuelle Laborit (actress) und Caroline Link (director) Interesting to watch and listen to! About names deaf people give each other and people hiding emotions and being explored by deaf due to their fine visual senses.

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See no evil, hear no evil!

Nowt wrong with a bit of fun: Haven’t watched this movie for ages, but looking forward to doing so soon. The unforgetable Gene Wilder (playing a deaf guy) and Richard Prior (playing a blind guy) running from mafia and the … Continue reading

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Don’t disturb the one who’s working

The Norwegian Association of the Blind aims to make people aware not to disturb guide dogs… [Advertiser: Norwegian Association of the Blind; Agency: Try, Oslo; Copywriter: Oystein Halvorsen; Art Director: Karin Lund]

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