This Deaf Puppet Needs a Name

Meet the newest member at CymaSpace! Our Deaf puppet needs a name, maybe you can give them one?

Visual Description: Korian “Koko” Thomas, a Black DeafBlind disability advocate wears a brown cap and dark blue short-sleeve shirt. On Koko’s left is a hand-puppet with furry ash-colored hair and blue stripy arms with full articulating hands. The puppet also wears a blue hearing aid behind their left ear. Koko and the puppet are using American Sign Language and pro-tactile sign language. They are seated at a black table. Behind the duo is a bright elementary classroom with colorful chairs and a chalkboard set further back.

3D backgrounds for “This Deaf Puppet Needs a Name” were created in Unreal Engine, post production compositing in Aximmetry, and editing in Premiere. Our technical software, camera and lighting resources produce a virtual production unequaled by any Deaf-led media studio.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this film possible; Aximmetry Technologies, Regional Arts and Culture Council and Oregon Community Foundation.

What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    CymaSpace is a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within performing arts, cultural events, and media broadcasting for DHH people. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to DHH  communities.

  • Technology & Arts Incubator

    We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.

  • Education & Outreach

    We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.

  • Cymatic Study

    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).