With the advent of hand-tracking technologies in the latest generation of VR headsets, it is now possible to use Sign Language in VR.
This informal class will teach the basics of ASL while exploring the boundaries of what is possible in VR immersive environments. The class is taught by a Deaf instructor fluent in ASL. Disability representation matters!
Attendees will learn basic conversational signs, fingerspelling and how to introduce themselves to others in ASL. The class is intended to raise awareness about Deaf culture, and the current limitations of VR headsets when it comes to accessibility.
There are a limited number of sliding scale tickets, if you are able to afford the full ticket price, please opt for one of the other dates. All proceeds benefit CymaSpace, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports arts, media and culture inclusion and access for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.
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Note: This class requires access to an Oculus Quest 2 and to sign up for a Facebook Horizon Workrooms account.
$50 (& limited quantity sliding scale)
October 9th - 10th, 2021
Horizon Workrooms (Virtual)
We are a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within the performing arts. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing communities.
We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.
We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.
CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).