[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] Bramblitt workshop, photography, 3D printer and science, Judo film, scrimshaw, George Wurtzel, Canberra art exhibition
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3D printer to aid the visually impaired students in their educational
Braille is a tactile writing system, which is commonly used by the
visually impaired and partially sighted. With the recent development of
braille printers, written materials in braille has greatly helped the
visually impaired and partially sighted individuals but, this is not to
say that there are still many remaining problems such as books that are
immobile due to their size and volume as well as durability. Moreover,
there are other problems such as not enough books, materials, works, and
data for such individuals.
New technology has been developed to make tactile objects with ease
thanks to the convergence technology of 3D printing and 3D thermal
reflow treatment, which can be denoted as the revolution in
manufacturing technology. Using the technology, not only braille books,
but also braille picture books and teaching materials can be made with
greater flexibility in color, height and size. It is also harmless to
human body since it does not require UV coating or harmful chemical
The research team led by Dr Myoung-Woon Moon at the Korea Institute of
Science and Technology developed a new method by converging 3D printing
and 3D surface thermal reflow treatment techniques to produce touchable
objects with detailed lines and curves. The research team used thermal
reflow treatment on the surface to enhance durability and adhesiveness.
The newly developed technique has been filed for patent registration
domestically. In addition, this research was accepted for publication by
the journal of /RSC Advances/ with the title, "3D Printed Tactile
Pattern Formation on Paper with Termal Reflow Method."
Emmy Award Winning Photographer and Filmmaker Joins Forces with the
Blind Judo Foundation to Further Empower the Blind and Visually Impaired
Through the Sport of Judo
William Kidston, three time Emmy Award winning photographer, Television
Cameraman and Filmmaker with over 30 years of experience joins forces
with Coach Willy Cahill and Ron C. Peck of the Blind Judo Foundation
What makes Kidston's story so remarkable is he lost his sight due to an
accident in his left eye at the early age of fourteen. Determination,
dedication and drive have taken what some might call a limitation into
an asset which catapulted him into new heights leading to award winning
Photography Exhibition by local Visually Impaired Photographer Nigel J
*From Monday 30th June and for the next 2 months, there will be a
photography exhibition in the Torch Theatre -- located in the Cafe Torch
*The exhibition is a showcase for the talents of a local visually
impaired photographer -- Nigel J Bevans.**
Put some clothes on! Nude photos are banned
A JUDGE from last year's Bundaberg Arts Festival says he is disappointed
at the organising committee's decision to ban nude photography from the
The changes to the festival program came after visually-impaired artist
Dennis Mealor had his photograph of a naked woman withdrawn from last
Festival president Wendy Francis said nude photography was not
appropriate for the "bring-the-family" exhibition, held at the Civic
Centre in September each year.
Artist John Bramblitt to lead Saturday morning workshop at SMU's Meadows
Artist John Bramblitt will host a workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Meadows Museum on the importance of simple lines in artwork.
Bramblitt, who is blind, will lead discussions on works at the Southern
Methodist University museum. Participants, with or without visual
impairments, will create their own artwork.
The workshop costs $25, or $10 for members, and is open to people 17 and
older. Advance registration is required; call 214-768-4677 or email
mcarmens at smu.edu.
Author, artist... and blind: Instructor inspires community
Nationally known author and scrimshaw artist James Stevens is legally
blind. But looking at his work, you'd never know it. Stevens, 63, takes
what life gave him and pushes forward to teach others his craft. For the
past 10 years, Stevens, who lives in Denver, has been teaching a
week-long class at Trinidad State Junior College on the ancient art of
scrimshaw. He conducted his latest class in June.
Can you dance?
Local professional team up with school for the blind in a moving program
- Can you dance Local professional team up with school for the blind
in a moving program
Touch: an art installation with a dark side
Canberra, the local Blind Society and Tuggeranong Arts Centre have
collaborated to explore this notion through the art installation /Touch/.
It is the work of lead artist Tony Steel, who worked with
vision-impaired artists Leonie Pye, Sarah Ferguson, Emma Lea Sheather,
Meredith Pettit, Lien To and Emelita Kerezepa. The result gives an
insight into a world without the sense of sight -- completely testing
Blind woodworker uses his hands as eyes
George Wurtzel whistles "Camptown Races" as a high-powered lathe hums a
quarter-inch from his thumb and forefinger. Thread-thin streams of
sawdust arc off the small chunk of pine he is fashioning into a
sombrero-shaped wine stopper, some of them landing on his "Duck
"As you turn wood, the sound changes dramatically with the shape,"
Wurtzel says. "You can tell what's happening by the chatter noise and
feel of the vibrations."
Art installation in the dark due to open in Canberra
A ground-breaking exhibition that aims to redefine our perceptions of
art and how we view is due to open in Canberra.
The Touch has been created by artists who are blind or visually
impaired, and is designed to be experienced in complete darkness.
"I'd like people to feel what it's like to be vision impaired," artist
Lien To said.
"I'd like people to come in and open up their other senses, like sense
of smell and sense of touch."
To is one of eight artists who have collaborated on the project which
they say is "the best art installation you'll never see".
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