Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Today in the Italian Parliament a bill is…

Today, in the Italian Parliament, a bill is being voted in that changes the status of Italian Sign Language from a full natural language, proven as such by years of … Continue reading

May 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

The national ‘forgiven’ summit… part 1

Some people complain that Deafhood is unncessarily contestatory. Why? Because they suggest that it plays on fear to establish an identity that isn’t ‘really real’… that it refuses to accept … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Stretching informatics

My brother‘s been in touch… he works in informatics in Henley Business School. His particular interests are Social informatics and collaborative systems – computer-supported cooperative work, community systems, social networks, human-computer … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Viva voce

Interesting that although it’s called ‘viva voce’ [live voice] (and I admit that I did choose to speak), my viva was conducted in both speech and sign…  It makes me … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · Leave a comment


Yes, well… that commitment to keep this updated didn’t last long now did it!! Still… quick note… more information and a paper uploaded to my profile on academia.edu site. The … Continue reading

December 5, 2008 · Leave a comment

Milan again?

Looking through the media coverage of the HFAE bill, have you noticed how much it mirrors the debates of the congress of Milan in 1880? In fact, it’s revealing how … Continue reading

March 18, 2008 · 2 Comments

A plea to the press on Clause 14 (HFAE Bill)

I know it sells papers… gets ratings… draws crowds… and there’s nothing better than a bloodfest to get the juices flowing… but this (highlights added) “Concepts of equality and parental … Continue reading

March 12, 2008 · 2 Comments