GD THESIS 2022
“I doubt whether people are more curious about anything in life than other people—especially
other people with another culture. This is especially true for relatively invisible cultures like
Deaf Culture. How are outsiders to learn about it—to learn even the rudiments; for example
that there is such a culture?”
deafinition, a year-long research-intensive project, hopes to broaden perspectives of human differences within the Deaf Community. It seeks to promote awareness of a linguistic minority through a sampling from For Hearing People Only: Fourth Edition by Mathew S. Moore & Linda Levitan; a book focused on the most commonly asked questions regarding the Deaf Reality. Through an illustrative process of drawing and designing introductory American Sign Language signs, a website and zine share the beauty of language with all of humanity to educate and eliminate barriers.