Monday, September 16, 2013

Occupy ASL: The Planets vlog

This video was created mostly for entertainment purposes, but I'd love to see it start a revolution! Too often we Deaf people aren't fully empowered to occupy, play with, and use ASL. In this video, I use the process of name-signing our solar system's planets (all 8, plus Pluto!) and hope to see others beginning to get more creative with ASL. The video's not perfect - you'll see some weird artifacts - but it's fun, and sometimes that's more important!

Why start with the planets? They're always there and always have been. We see them in the night sky, slipping by, but we don't have name signs for the worlds. As a lover of astronomy, this has always bothered me.

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