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Art R.


Vail, AZ
Hometown: Houston, TX

Member since:

April 8, 2013


What is your experience with ASL?

I have taken SLG 050, 101, 102, 201, 202 at PCC. I'll now focus on certain weaknesses that I've been unable to overcome with classes, probably through repetitive video watching and continued weekly Meet Up interaction.

What made you decide to join this group?

An aging lazy brain and the idea of a worldwide sign language, eliminating the need to learn numerous difficult spoken languages and used to interface with advanced computers, where vocal interfacing would be entirely too noisy in crowded working environments. Imagine, communicating globally with your fellow human, but with the intelligent machines that will augment our lives. By leveraging an Internet crowd-sourcing model, a global community could vote for the signs that best represent words and concepts. Also, I'm having trouble with spoken communications. My thoughts no longer flow to spoken words, unless I'm extremely caffeinated or slightly buzzed with alcohol. Yet, I have no issues with written communications. I attribute this to decades of over the counter stimulants which are no longer available. My brain is broken or aged? Onset of Alzheimer or a brain tumor? Don't know, but either way I must keep the mind active, before I lose it?


Brain plasticity via sign language!

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