Wellcome Trust “Once More with Feeling” Workshop

< Extra Artistic Development. Follow-up of the Object-Based activity on Learning&Teaching unit + a follow-up from my Artefact for the Inclusive Learning unit.  Creating an artwork online&live during a neurodiversity workshop at Wellcome Trust. The piece has somehow brought the two Units’ inputs together, creating a new artistic output and reflection that I can surely develop further. As well as being part of my creative practice, I thought to add it to the course-blog as an extra development of artistic research and practice in inclusive learning.>

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//This is a live blog-post activity, happening remotely during a workshop lead by Natasha Trotman at Wellcome Trust in London. Connecting here as part of the development of reflective thinking in Inclusive Design, that I can consider for further critical thinking in relation to Inclusive Learning and Research on Neurodiversity. The post is shared live as part of the development in the day.//

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Day: Friday 18th May

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10:40

My object for this session is related to something I have started to investigate during some of my academic research at the PgCert in Academic Studies at UAL. So, in terms of images and definition of object (+ primary activity and feedback) please see here: http://lucam.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2018/03/30/micro-teaching-session-reflections/

During this workshop with Natasha (and Wellcome) I would like to reflect further on the object (my diary, with its patterns of thinking and emotional balances) and use this experience as part of my academic development for the course too. In this workshop I am keen to relate to areas of my aspie experience especially in relation to hyperacusis which is something I am struggling with at the moment. So, I would take this workshop to reflect (with auto-ethnography) on this for the duration of the day, hopefully creating a visual output.

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11:15

Following from the previous Object-Based activity, here I am then considering the evaluation and conclusion, and taking the process further.

With hyperacusis (and severe tinnitus at the moment), all the different categories of time, reflection, thoughts get mixed-up. As a visual response to that, here I try to put the images as a selection of the pages/mind-flows present in the object, in the mind, but with the key element of disruption and disorder that hyperacusis brings. Somehow the different stages of thoughts are cross-connected and even mixed-up.

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12:00

…becoming a mix of data and info (both external and internal) … hyperacusis brings an atmosphere that makes overwhelming to decipher information, causing overload. So, the “clearer” and structured perception and mental processing become hard to analyze and to balance.

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14:24

…when the overload builds-up then the sensation is a repetitive matter, that:

  • scales down —–> multiplies —–>

  • reshapes —–> turns —–> scales down —–>

  • multiplies —–> disrupts itself —–>

  • disrupts itself —–> segments itself —–>

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15:16

And so here I finally develop the end-piece for the workshop: