Organized by artist Wendy Jacob
Speakers and Signers is a dialog (in speech and sign) between artists, designers, scientists, and students. Participants touch on the range of human experience including deafness, acoustical engineering, resonance and sonic vibrations. All presentations are interpreted in American Sign Language.
At the center of the conference is a specially built raised floor that is activated by low-frequency vibration. By sitting, standing, and lying on the floor, hearing and deaf participants are able to experience sound through their bodies. During the conference, presenters use the floor as a vehicle for tactile communication.