A flight with a view limiting device
Mason has already got his license to fly, but he is training to fly using the instrument panel only. To train to do this, he wears a hood, a view limiting device with which he can’t see out the windows. He can only see his instruments. His reality is limited to the instruments representing this reality. Nevertheless he is actually out there in the air.
Just of the crossing of Oxford, Pine and Rhawn Street, in the direction of Fox Chase Station, there is this elevated cow, looking at the cars passing by, and being looked at. We are doing a walk with Ursula Rieker former owner of the butcher store with the same name. Her daughtre and son run it now,but she helps out on Friday and Saturday.
Our second feedback meeting took place last Friday, read more in this interview with Esther below….
Akh is waiting for Ivar who is setting up the recorders. He is the first to go with the sling bag that now includes all of our equipment (aka IaE The Beagle). Photo’s: Akh
Today, at Mander Playground, we gave our last group of participants a new challenge. This time, they used pole photography…and themselves…to make letters!
During our second feedback meeting, we will focus on the theme “The Aesthetics of Everyday Life.”
When Austin tries to explain what echolocation means to him, his enthusiasm is almost tangible. This is how it started 2 years ago: Somebody sent him a YouTube film about echolocation being used by the blind. Soon he started to teach himself. After a while, when he found out that it worked for him, even at age 33, he took an intensive 3-day course. His teacher had warned the group that during an the intensive 3 day course it can be difficult to sleep. Austin told me that this was true. When trying to sleep after the first day, he could almost feel the blood pumping towards his visual cortex, that was underdeveloped as he was blind from birth.
Last Friday was our third pole photography workshop at the Village of Arts and Humanities. This time, participants were faced with a new challenge. Using the pole photography technique, each group had to make a “map” of an area within the Village.
Last Friday was the second of our Pole Photography workshops! This time, we worked with a younger group of girls, and it was a very different experience. The excitement was tangible. It’s always interesting to see what our participants think is interesting and how they approach the project.