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    can you create art for the blind?

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    You could make sculptures or reliefs?

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    music, tactile art

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    cooking.. sensory and tactile art

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    line drawings in braille

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    Sculptures, of course.

    Maybe paintings with paint laid on really thick in a pattern? I'm sure that the blind people enjoy art too...I enjoy some music even though I'm deaf.

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    hmm! good ideas! i was thinking you know how light waves are like soundwaves at higher frequences? this might not work for blind people for for the colorblind, maybe there is a way to allow colorblind to see a painting through converting the light frequencies of color into sound waves??

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    Sorry to go all science on you, but sound waves are differences in the pressure of the air, whereas light is waves in the electromagnetic field. Light is not just sound waves with higher frequency, but a completely different phenomenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRomel View Post
    hmm! good ideas! i was thinking you know how light waves are like soundwaves at higher frequences? this might not work for blind people for for the colorblind, maybe there is a way to allow colorblind to see a painting through converting the light frequencies of color into sound waves??
    I'm sorry, but this is one of the stupidest posts I've seen in a long time.

    As Serpian mentioned, entirely different phenomena.

    Sound is vibrations in mass, light is waves in electromagnetic radiation.

    Even if they were remotely related, converting colors into sound? And somehow these sound colors fill in the missing spots in colorblind people's visible spectrum? What the hell? This is one of the worst examples of fridge logic I've seen since "Fundies say the darndest things".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRomel View Post
    hmm! good ideas! i was thinking you know how light waves are like soundwaves at higher frequences? this might not work for blind people for for the colorblind, maybe there is a way to allow colorblind to see a painting through converting the light frequencies of color into sound waves??
    I'm sorry, but this is one of the stupidest posts I've seen in a long time.

    As Serpian mentioned, entirely different phenomena.

    Sound is vibrations in mass, light is waves in electromagnetic radiation.

    Even if they were remotely related, converting colors into sound? And somehow these sound colors fill in the missing spots in colorblind people's visible spectrum? What the hell? This is one of the worst examples of fridge logic I've seen since "Fundies say the darndest things".

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    Gee, that was mean to say, evilagram. Serpian did give a good explanation anyway.

    LRomel, I recall seeing this material that was raised when a person grazed over the surface with a sharp object. I watched a boy that was totally blind run his fingers across the lines. One could make pictures that way. And of course, the other ways mentioned are also great ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilagram View Post
    I'm sorry, but this is one of the stupidest posts I've seen in a long time.
    Be nice.

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    That was really unnecessary, evilagram..
    How a bout a really dynamic, textured sculpture? Sculpture has been mentioned, but I think something with a lot of protrusions would be really interesting..

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    The blind are incredible with anything tactile--texture, fabric and fur/leather/feathers. They also have a really good time with large shapes that are varied and contain contrasts in texture. they don't have to "see" the color because the item they're examining needs no color in order for them to interpret. You haven't lived until you've seen a blind person "see" a Remington or Degas bronze, or a Henry Moore sculpture.

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    Research in sensory perception does indicate some association between the senses; sounds do sometimes trigger a 'color' response, textures occasionally have a sound, etc. This phenomena is commonly known as synesthesia. However, it is now believed to be so common that in fact almost everyone has some degree of synesthetic association, and it is even believed to be responsible for metaphors and analogies making sense; cheese, for example, is never sharp, neither is a bright floral shirt loud, but the analogies make sense to most people.
    I think you could create paintings for the blind, but to do it you'd have to play on analogs they understand and are capable of sensing. For example, creating a rocky landscape using actual minerals, something smooth and cool, perhaps urethane paint, to convey a stream. It's late, and I'm pretty tired, or I'd try to come up with more ideas.... Anyone else thinking along these lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    You haven't lived until you've seen a blind person "see" a Remington or Degas bronze, or a Henry Moore sculpture.
    only thing is--they aren't allowed to touch it...

    ...unless, of course, they buy them.

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