Don't Go Near The World's Champion Rainbow Watcher. It's Mean. Very Mean.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Oatmeal

A few months ago on Radiolab, we did an hour on color, which included a segment on rainbow watching. We imagined a man, a dog, a sparrow and a butterfly all gazing at the same rainbow and we asked: How many colors does each see?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Insights on a Life Without Sight

Monday, October 29, 2012

Opera singer Laurie Rubin explains that although she has been blind since birth, she has experienced color all her life. In her memoir Do You Dream in Color: Insights from a Girl Without Sight she tells the story of her life and the amazing experiences that led her to a career as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano, and encourages us to celebrate our differences.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Don't Look Down Edition

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the 2012 Sight and Sound list of the top 50 films of all time, the dance drama Bunheads, and Jerry Seinfeld's new web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."



Experiencing Dance, Blindfolded

Friday, March 11, 2011

This month, the New York Public Library hosts free shows by Dana Salisbury and her dance troupe the No-See-Ums. The choreographed dances of movement, scents and sounds require audience members to be blindfolded and are meant to give a sense of what it feels like to lack sight. Listen to an audio montage of Staten Island residents reacting here.