1. The blind photographer


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    Brenden Borrellini was born completely deaf and with limited sight that developed into complete blindness. His disability presented many obstacles for him growing up but with a lot of hard work and help from the Special Education Unit at the Cavendish Road State School in Brisbane, he became the first deaf and blind student to finish his high school education and to attend University. In 1989 he was nationally recognised and won the young Australian of the Year award for his academic achievements. But Brenden didn't stop there. It was after moving from Brisbane to Mackay that Brenden met Steve Mayer-Miller, Artistic Director for Crossroad Arts, a local organisation that develops opportunities for people with a disability to access and participate in the arts. Steve says that the whole idea of photography for somebody who is deaf and blind was completely new to him. He had worked with deaf people before and blind people before but the combination of the disabilities was uncharted territory. After showing Brenden the buttons on the camera he very quickly took the initiative and started taking pictures. A blind photographer... How does that work? Steve wanted to start giving Brenden feedback on the photos he was taking so he worked on a structure where Brenden would receive objective, technical and subjective feedback about the photographs he was taking. Using a device that converts text to braille, the people working with Brenden are able to give him their objective view by explaining the photograph in detail. Brenden then receives the technical feedback using photography language like composition, light, shutter effect and depth. Then the subjective interpretations of the photograph the emotions that each person felt so Brendan would get three different points of view. What is Brendan seeing? This question led the group to research devices that would enable a two dimensional photograph to become a three dimensional photograph so that Brendan could also be able to interpret the textures in the photograph. The aesthetic of photography was never really the goal. It’s more about the experience of taking a photo rather than the resultant photo itself. The process is helping break Brenden’s feelings of isolation caused by his disability and connecting him with his community.

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    • Jedidiah Clothing: Who We Are


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      Jedidiah is a humanitarian based fashion brand aspiring to cultivate change. The Jedidiah collective has developed into a family of artists, activists, musicians, and athletes dedicated to making the world a better place. Jedidiah fuses the beauty of art with the fabric of clothing to affect the world for greater good. We believe our humanitarian partnerships are the lifeblood of who we are. The Hope Collection is a series of t-shirts designed to directly benefit various humanitarian organizations and their causes. Over 40% of the proceeds from each Hope Collection sale go directly to the organization the t-shirt represents. One percent of Jedidiah’s total revenue is also donated to our Hope Collection partners. As of March 2009 $232,000 has been donated to our Humanitarian Partners and this is only the beginning… Fear less and hope more, judge less and accept more. Jedidiah is for lovers and love requires action. www.jedidiahusa.com

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      • Thimble - There's a Thing for That


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        Fall 2010 sponsored project. Artefact + UW Industrial Design. The topic for our project was Wearable Technology / Physically Communicating Objects. We focused on the lack of accessibility amongst braille technology for blind people. http://www.thenetworkof.com/

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        • iSense for iPad


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          www.isense.se DISCLAIMER! This iSense commercial is our contribution to the Future Lions Competition 2012. The iSense product is NOT real and IS NOT available for purchase. Furthermore – Apple® Inc. and the iPad™ is NOT in any way involved with this product or commercial.

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          • Legacy Conference 2011 - Sola Fide


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            Join the Movement with hundreds of youth and young adults for our 5th National Conference Legacy2011: Sola Fide. Learn from some of the greatest teachers, fellowship with passionate believers from over 35 states, and serve the city of Chicago! Ministers include LeCrae, Conrad Mbewe, Art Azurdia, Anthony Carter, Hazakim, Flame, Ken Jones, Odd Thomas, Propaganda, Trip Lee & more! To Register visit http://www.legacymovement.org/legacy-conference/registration/

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            • Brinson - Don't Rap No More Official Music Video


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              The new music video from GodChaserz CEO/Artist Brinson "Don't Rap No More" is here. This is the first single from his upcoming album "O.M.G.". Pick up this song on Itunes now. Keep it locked to GodChaserz.com

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              • BRAILLE BAIT


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                Sexy blind chicks bump into stuff.

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                • Sound Exploration: Text to Music


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                  A sound exploration that repurposes the familiar — written text — and translates it into music. The aim was to give text a form beyond just the written and spoken language. Text was translated into Braille which functioned as sheet music that could play music by being fed through the music box. The music being played in the video is the transcribed conversation between two designers. In collaboration with Raisa Park. Website: www.raisapark.com, www.annalisaswank.com

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                  • Braille: Feel It (Music Video)


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                    Music video for the lead single "Feel It" off Braille's 7th solo record "Native Lungs".  You can download the entire record for free at www.HumbleBeast.com or www.NativeLungs.com.  Also check out the "Making of Native Lungs" which is a 5 part video series with behind the scenes footage. Credits Artist: Braille - @BrailleHiphop // www.facebook.com/Braille Song: Feel It Album: Native Lungs Produced by: Evidence Featuring scratches by: DJ Revolution Mixed by: Eddie Sancho Mastered by: Ricardo Gutierrez Label: Humble Beast - @HumbleBeast Directed by: Edd Blott - @EddBlott

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                    • Blind Maps: Concept for a Braille Interface - Navigation System for the iPhone


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                      Our concept focuses on the visually impaired, and explores a device to improve their ability to discover and navigate through a city. This was part of a 36 hour project for the Copenhagen Institute of interaction Design (www.ciid.dk)  Andrew Spitz - www.andrew-spitz.com Markus Schmeiduch - www.smeidu.com Ruben van der Vleuten - www.rubenvandervleuten.com Course run by Matt Cottam and Bill Verplank.

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