6 07, 2020

Kids In Nicaragua Created Their Own Sign Language (Cool Weird Awesome 335)

By |2020-07-06T08:30:13-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

In the 1980s Deaf children in Nicaragua were sent to a new school that was supposed to help them learn finger spelling. Instead, they built up their own language, now known as Nicaraguan Sign Language. Plus: divers in Mexico find a cave that looked like it hadn't been visited before, only to find a link to civilization thousands of years ago.

21 04, 2020

How To Perform Opera In American Sign Language (Cool Weird Awesome 281)

By |2020-04-21T07:11:39-04:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The University of Virginia's Disabilities Studies Symposium has produced a version of a 1950s opera called “Dialogues of the Carmelites" featuring both traditional opera singers and Deaf actors performing together and living up to the name of their workshop, "Breaking the Sound Barrier." Plus: a cat played a Theremin on the internet, because why not.

7 10, 2019

Here’s A Shirt That Can Feel Sound (Cool Weird Awesome 143)

By |2019-10-07T10:03:59-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Soundshirt, from high-tech fashion company Cute Circuit, has embedded sensors that can sense sound and turn it into vibrations. In other words, it helps deaf people feel music. And since we're talking about sounds, have you heard the Tiptree Sneeze, where a trombonist let loose in the middle of a concert?