Light Up Gallaudet | Benjamin Bahan | TEDxGallaudet

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Light Up Gallaudet

Bahan is part of the Motion Lab - a space where creative literature meets experimental media to create new knowledge. This project was done with members of the Motion Lab and students in his DST 735 Visual Studies course.

Benjamin J. Bahan is a professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. He is known for his works in American Sign Language literature as a storyteller and writer covering Deaf Cultural Studies. He is known for his works on the stories "The Ball Story" and "Birds of a Different Feather", book - A Journey into the Deaf-World (1996) with Robert J. Hoffmeister and Harlan Lane. Bahan also co-wrote and co-directed the film Audism Unveiled (2008) with his colleague Dirksen Bauman. After graduating from New Jersey School for the Deaf, Bahan attended Gallaudet University and received bachelor's degree in Biology in 1978. Afterwards, he worked at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California where he researched American Sign Language linguistics and acquisition.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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