Louise Hickman

Transcription Machines: Feminist Labor and Access Work

Please find this call for contributions from Eva Egermann, who is currently based at UC Berkeley for a research project. Crip Magazine began in 2012 as a self-published art-zine and collection of materials on crip issues, art, culture and representation contradicting categories of normal/abnormal. The first number featured various articles and interviews as on radical crip movements, …

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The opportunity of adversity (?)

July 25, 2012

The opportunity of adversity

In Mullins 2009 TED talk, she said: ‘The conversation with society has changed profoundly in the last decade. It is no longer a conversation about overcoming deficiency. It’s a conversation about augmentation; it’s a conversation about potential. A prosthetic limb does not represent the need to replace the loss anymore. It can stand as a symbol that the wearer has the power to recreate whatever it is and they want to create in that space, so that people society once considered to be disabled can now become architects of their own identities.’

The one simple question I ask, who has access to this?

Wellcome Collection: Superhuman

July 19, 2012

Wellcome Collection: Superhuman

Pair of artificial legs for a child (red shoes) Leather sockets at the hip and buttock of this prosthesis are open-ended to allow the natural feet to be free. The feet could then control valves that operated a set of artificial arms. The carbon dioxide cylinder that powered the upper limbs can be seen in the left leg.