[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] books, maps, university
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fnugg at online.no
Thu Aug 29 10:30:44 UTC 2013
included links to books that uses swell paper as a media for visual art
too and article about creating maps through touch - that is not "for"
tactile map of AdaCamp
Mapping the Smells of New York, Amsterdam and Paris, Block by Block
In 2011, Kate McLean <http://www.katemcleandesign.com/>, a designer and
cartographer, was pretty new to the Scottish city of Edinburgh. As
a graduate student studying fine art, she sought to use design to probe
people's emotional connections to a place, and had the novel idea of
charting the surfaces and textures people encountered throughout the
city---in essence, creating a tactile map of her adopted home
Getting a feel for history
Blaevoet works for Mississauga-based Tactile Vision Inc., a company
specializing in raised printing for special needs. The company has
donated a handful of braille programs and maps to be handed out to
visitors with a visual impairment. These will be made available to
members of the public at no cost.
Shrewbot Uses Whiskers to Map Its Environment
By the end of this process, you can see that Shrewbot has a reasonably
good idea of what its environment looks like. And remember, the
resulting map (and ability to localize) is achieved purely through
touch. Robots like Shrewbot are ideal for exploring and mapping spaces
where laser, acoustic, or visual sensors don't work very well, like dark
spaces, spaces filled with dust or smoke, or even in turbid water, and
future research will investigate how well this technique works at larger
scales, with an eye towards practical deployment, and perhaps even an
implementation of texture detection with whiskers as well
Technology For Life: How Students With Disabilities Are Attending
College At Record Rates
Esha Mehta and Bill Casson had unique qualifications in mind when they
looked at universities to attend.
Both chose the University of Colorado <http://www.colorado.edu/>, where
Mehta is pursing a bachelors degree in psychology, and Casson is getting
a master's degree in computer science. But their decision to come to
Boulder wasn't like many others. They weren't lured by mountain sports
or football rankings, but by the reputation of the CU disability
services office. Both Mehta and Casson are blind.
picture text A specialized printer at the Disability Services Office
that prints tactile dots like the campus map.
A tactile map of campus, with names of buildings in braille.
12 Books That Indulge the Senses
Rustling - A Tactile Book For Visually Impaired Kids
Something Rustling In Auntie's House> is an unique tactile book.
It's specially designed for visually impaired children from 2-6 years old.
It tells about a child's exploration in aunt's house in a second person
narrative, in order to get children with visual impairment involved in
the story by touching.
Properly informed tactile images along with poetical texts allow kids to
share equal fun with parents, siblings and peers.
Born blind children don't use fingers as a tool until they are taught
to. <Rustling> encourages them to sense with fingers and get used to the
important media - book.
--- Tactile Book / Print
Tactile book about typography. The type is raised by printing black ink
onto 'swell paper' and applying heat.
Quick Blind Fox
--- Illustration / Print
Tactile prints to raise awareness of solutions of blind and visually
impaired graphic design solutions. The illustration is raised by
printing black ink onto 'swell paper' and applying heat.
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