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Cpt Hall's #PledgeofAllegiance in #AmericanSignLanguage on #InaugurationDay has rightfully seized our attention. In this thread, I want to analyse where this came from, what we can learn from it, and what we should NOT learn from it. Read more on this longish THREAD 1/20
When Cpt Hall starting signing, social media exploded with deaf people seeing fluency in her signs and wondering, as @NeilMcD did with his CODA son, if she was also a CODA. And she is! CODAs may grow up with a national sign language as one of their family languages @codaintl /2
Cpt Hall seemed to decide on her own to use #ASL (remember, sign languages are not universal- they are as distinct as spoken languages. The @WFDeaf_org estimates 200+ signed languages around the world. And only 50+ have been legally recognized. wfdeaf.org/news/the-legalโ€ฆ /3
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I'm imagining a sci-fi world that incorporates several fully-realized AI implementations while preparing this week's #PapersThatMakeYouGoHmmm list.

Several are potential #WritingPrompt(s) for #screenwriters.

There is so much potential to build a better world. #BuildBackBetter
This one, for example, brings to mind a doctor searching a Google-like engine based on caption similarity. The results include a summary of patient outcomes, pro and con.

This one a #BostonLegal-like episode with William Shatner finding a loophole in an AI's legal argument.

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"Here today with a good heart..."

Incredible work by @DAWNRAFHCanada to interpret Indigenous languages in English French #ASL + #LSQ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

[#AltText: Slide is titled "Decolonizing DisAbilty Feminist Activism." @ta7taliya @MelanieMarsden6 ASL + LSQ intepreters speak on screen] Image
"Colonialism isn't something that happened along time ago..."

@ta7taliya on developing a decolonial #Skwxwรบ7mesh snakes + ladders game ๐Ÿ‰

In dialogue with @MelanieMarsden6 + @DAWNRAFHCanada for #IDAM2020
"It's about holding each other up, calling each other in..."

@MelanieMarsden6 on naming ableist exclusion + valuing the knowledge of lived experience #IDAM2020
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Yay! We're finally in! @ryanlepic's #HDLS14 Keynote starts with a glowing recommendation/introduction from @ErinWilkinson about the importance of Ryan's work on #SLMorphology and #UsageBasedApproaches and I couldn't agree more!
I love how Ryan's keynote starts with a nod to the oddity of doing work during Covid times and the routine, simple things we are missing by not traveling for #HDLS14 especially coffee from the UNM SUB Satellite Coffee and having Frontier burritos for lunch w/ friends
Once Ryan sets his @ryanlepic points out ASL's "structuralism problem" which is that we have been spinning our wheels by trying maintain theoretical assumptions such as one form = one meaning in morphological relationships. #HDLS14
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My dudes, these #HDLS14 talks/posters are so good (per uzhe, yoozh? yuzh?) I'm doing a terrible job of retweeting/threading talks/posters without the structure of synchronous talks, but I've watched SEVERAL. So here is an attempt to put them in a thread.
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Today is day ONE of #100DaysOfCode! My goal for the day is to cont. through codecademy's 'Create a Back-end app with JavaScript' (maybe get to the 40% mark?), start Harvard's cs50 course, & get through a few of NetNinja's Node js tutorials. Yay! #BlackTechTwitter #WomenWhoCode
Good Morning, Good morninggg!! ๐ŸŒž Today is...day TWO of #100DaysOfCode I got through 30% of codecademyโ€™s โ€˜Create a backend app with jsโ€™, week 0 of Harvardโ€™s cs50 and watched a NetNinja video. Iโ€™ll post below the topics I covered in a few #BlackTechTwitter #WomenWhoCode
Yesterday I went over a couple of code challenges, I began covering express-react-views, and went over the game logic of Tic Tac Toe while trying to write a different version. Week 0 of Harvard's cs50 was very interesting and put me down a binary code & algorithm rabbit hole
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For what it's worth, it's the same in the Deaf community. We don't capitalize "hearing" โ€” nor do most heading folks identify with a community of fellow hearing people โ€”ย but we do speak of the "big d deaf" community and culture. cjr.org/analysis/capitโ€ฆ via @CJR
"In deaf culture, there are two separate spellings of the word 'deaf.' They are the 'big D' Deaf in which a person identifies as a member of the deaf community and "small d" deaf in a person is deaf but doesn't identify as such." verywellhealth.com/deaf-culture-bโ€ฆ
I โค๏ธ Deaf history, language, culture ... and #DeafTikTok, #DeafTwitter, #DeafInstagram, etc. I think I've shared this link before but โ€”ย to get a taste of the vibrancy of #ASL โ€” watch 2 ppl sign the same song.
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Sending you more TikToks soon.
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Tabitha Brown has been one of my favorites since the beginning. After her NYT feature, several friends wrote to me & said: "That's that woman from the videos you've sent me."
vm.tiktok.com/JJGp43k/
Hansen is another great follow re: healthy living. Tons of great at-home exercise tips.
vm.tiktok.com/JJGD9sB/
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After some reorganization we're back to somewhat regular programming! Raise your hand if you're looking for some #DistanceLearning & #SchoolsOutScience about #ocean, #stem, #STEMeducation?

Today we're promoting some cool accounts to watch in prep of a big announcement tomorrow!
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This is crazy! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Like yesterday I had drafted my experience with a number of #Deaf students and was still asking if there was anything that is been done for them as a community of people in that category! N now this!?
Nigeria should accept the tech ohh
So I just sat in a BRT bus partly filled with Pupils from #Ikejajuniorhighschool Yesterday .
They all stood (standing) there were two woman acting up cos they were around them. Dyu know why? They were Deaf some of them Both D & D and they were all trying to make.....
Conversation the only best way they knew how to!- Gesticulation, facial expressions and sign language. Most of them smiling and exclamating as they communicated!
I was surprised at first when they boarded cos they were too silent for Secondary school pupils. #Solohtolz
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So I'm at a physics conference this week in Lecce, Italy. Some of you wonder how that works given that I'm Deaf and probably don't know Italian Sign Language. Well... 1/N #deaf #interpreters #asl #access #physics
In most cases, I can just request ASL interpreters (yes, American Sign Language interpreters) months in advance. Who pays for it? Good question. That's something I've fortunately been mostly kept out of the loop on, rather than the discussions that happen at the conference! 2/N
But so we get terps set up months in advance, great. They're ASL, because I've barely had the chance to pick up any other language and it's my secondary mode of communication. ASL terps are hard to find in non-English speaking countries... UK too! UK uses BSL primarily. 3/N
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What gave me the hope that I desperately needed today.

My 5yo daughter has never showed interest in my magazines but something about the 25th anniversary issue of @WIRED has captured her attention. Tonight as part of her bedtime reading, she picked the magazine.
As she is paging through the magazine asking me questions I notice the amazing number of women that are featured. She definitely notices too. She asks me about many of them, and I tell her their stories.
Then we get to the story about #inclusivity in technology. I help her understand what that means. Then I tell her that I have had the honor of working with @jennylayfluffy. She asks about the picture of Jenny's hands. wired.com/story/wired25-โ€ฆ
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Take home point: Deaf signers activate the parts of their brain used for movement when reading an English word. For example, if a Deaf signer were to read the English word "cat", the motor representation of the ASL sign "cat" will be activated even though there is nothing else...
...being seen except for the plain English text of "cat". This opens up an intriguing area of study investigating sign language action representation in the brain!
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