Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech.
Today, the most studied language in U.S. higher education, behind Spanish and French, is a homegrown one: American Sign Language. The study of Spanish, by the way, is slightly in decline. That is all from Charles King, “The Decline of International Studies: Why Flying Blind is Dangerous.“
Poems in the air? For his latest post at Jacket 2, Jerome Rothenberg discusses American Sign Language and its relationship to poetry. Can American Sign Language be a medium for poetry? You bet! Rothenberg digs into the history of ASL and poetry. From Jacket 2: [The great breakthrough resulting from a new signing poetry in […]
Two activists want the Unicode Consortium to add the American Sign Language handshape for "I love you" to Unicode 9. The post Emoji Aren’t Silly—They Could Actually Help the Deaf appeared first on WIRED.
“While the Oxford English Dictionary contains a quarter of a million entries, and even Koko the gorilla communicates with over 1,000 gestures in American Sign Language, the total vocabulary of Toki Pona is a mere 123 words.”
A new production of Spring Awakening will arrive on Broadway this fall, producers announced this week. Recently staged in L.A., the acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and...Show More Summary
A young, deaf, single mom uses American Sign Language in an inspiring video about the way mothers are judged, and she does it all from her tub.
Via Buzzfeed: Deaf West Theatre is a premiere deaf theater company based in Los Angeles. Their recent production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Spring Awakening, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English, is headed to Broadway this fall.
Spoken word poet Asher Roth once asked:, “If my voice didn’t work, but my hands could talk, would you take... The post 7 Simple (And A Few Rigorous) Ways To Learn American Sign Language appeared first on Lifehack.
Have you ever seen an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation of one of your favorite poems? The video embedded above features a YouTuber known as “Crom Saunders” signing Neil Gaiman’s piece, “The Day the Saucers Came.” This poem can be found in the 2006 collection, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders. Show More Summary
Video is the next big wave for the internet, but it has two major enemies: viewers don't stick around too long, and autoplay is the enemy of a civilized Web experience This is a problem for which billions of dollars at stake — over $12 billion in mobile ad spending by the end of 2015, according to estimates from eMarketer. Show More Summary
This is a very worthwhile video of Shelby Mitchusson translating Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' into American Sign Language (with audio so you can follow along). Apparently Shelby performed the song in an effort to secure an interpreting position, which, unsurprisingly, was successful. Show More Summary
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Shelby Mitchusson performs a riveting ASL version of the Eminem song “Lose Yourself.” The song originally appeared in the film 8 Mile. For comparison, here is the original music video for “Lose Yourself.” via UPROXX
Oh, this is my favorite thing of the month: Shelby Mitchusson performing Eminem's Lose Yourself in American Sign Language. Great song and a great performance. Em, sign this woman up for your next tour! (via devour) Tags: American Sign Language Eminem music Shelby Mitchusson video
Yesterday, we covered an amazing young woman who interpreted Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself” in American Sign Language (ASL), and pretty much had an awesome time doing so. Today, we’ll show you another interpreter who’s taking ASL onstage onstage and giving it some zing. Meet Amber Galloway Gallego. She’s an ASL interpreter who specializes in music and […]
Eminem’s hit song ‘Lose Yourself’ topped the charts and starred in a major movie, but one woman just took it to the next level. American Sign Language interpreter, Shelby Mitchusson performed the rap song on YouTube and the results are epic. The soon-to-be Internet sensation has also been known to interpret hardcore rock songs at […]
How Napoleon Dynamite of her? Shelby Mitchusson made a video worthy of going viral eight long months ago back in September, but it didn't get the attention it deserved until now! You see, Shelby knows American Sign Language and decided to interpret the very iconic song Lose Yourself into sign so that the deaf community could really [...]
We always wondered how to say, "Mom's spaghetti" in American Sign Language. Luckily we have Shelby Mitchusson, an ASL interpreter who performed Eminem's "Lose Yourself" on YouTube. It's one of her first videos -- though she appears to...Show More Summary
Shelby Mitchusson, an American Sign Language YouTuber, signed the entire song and it's amaaaazing.
(YouTube link) Andrei Dragunov is a deaf Russian dancer. He dances with his hands, which is called finger tutting. There are elements of sign language here, some even Americans can understand, but the difficulty and the creative fluidity of the movements is what’s really impressive. -via Boing Boing