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CripTech Incubator and Gray Area Metaverse

VR, AR and spatial audio present significant access frictions and barriers for disabled users and creators; as such, this lab seeks to generate collective/participatory access through virtual and in-person convenings with the goal of imagining new creative pathways for experiencing metaverse artworks amongst participants and future audiences. Two virtual meetings (January 2023 and March 2023) …

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Justice Producers Collaborative November 2022

This gathering continues to magically be the perfect size and population. This month was a comfortable mix of regulars, newbies, and folks who have been absent for a few months. Our justice producing practices covered men’s wellness, tech industries, visual arts industry, film and television, gender justice, indigenous and climate justice, disability justice, and racial justice. Several more seeds to lead you to knowledge or places to to support were planted in the JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE GARDEN

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These alliterative techniques for responding to injustice from Claudia Alick of Calling Up Justice are inspired by bystander trainings, peer exchange sessions, and personal experience. The “three D’s” are ways to respond direct, delayed, or delegated response. The “seven R’s” are types of response Request More Info, Redirect, Remove, Reflect, Reframe, Record, Re-educate.

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“I’m One of the Good Ones”: Ugly Laws, Survival, and the Power of Celebrating Things that Aren’t Pretty

It was just me understanding that if I am a coded as being societally “ugly” in specific ways that I will not receive the care and treatment I need. So, I told myself, “I have to be the most attractive sick person, the most able-bodied-looking sick person.” Adding on to that, I also am expected to complain about not being able to aerial dance and do exercise shit. So that people really know that I’m one of the good ones, the one that they should save.

BAX Access, Artistry and Disability Conversation Series

June 28 2022.  9-10am PST 12-1pm EST 1 hour.  Anticipated 30 participants. Claudia Alick led presentation on disabled justice and accessibility in theater Facilitated by Access Doula Kevin Gotkin. Participants Executive Directors and Artistic Directors of many NYC presenting organizations. They include Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Here, Abrons, New York Live Arts, Performance Research, The Chocolate Factory, …

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