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    In My Language
    Project: Polytopia
    In the Polytopia, everyone can customize their interaction with cyberspace and meatspace. There are no set dimensions nor set rules. As has been said before, the Polytopia is multi-dimensional by nature, and therefore will open up as yet unforseen possibilities to interact with our mental and physical environments, not to mention allow people to interact with each other using modalities not possible before.

    Those with mental (dis)orders, even those which cause significant personal damage such as some cases of schizophrenia, etc., cannot be too quickly ignored just because they do not share the same interaction with reality as we do.

    At this point and time we're not even aware of how many different levels of interaction and communication are going to open up with this new technology. And as these new ways to interact in our own languages open us up to the world around us and each other, there is the possibility of a whole new slew of mental (dis)orders that will also arise.

    In the future, the inability to communicate with the world as 'most people' do will not be considered in the respect that it is today. So now, we should learn and be open to to these people who interact differently with our environment than the 'norm' currently accepted, and aspire to do our best to learn their languages.

    "Ironically, the way that I move when responding to the world around me is described as "being in a world of my own" whereas if I interact with a much more limited set of responses and only react to a much more limited part of my surroundings people claim i am "opening up to true interaction with the world". They judge my existence, awareness, and personhood on which of a tiny and limited part of the world I appear to be reacting to. The way I naturally think and respond to things looks and feels so different from standard concepts or even visualization that some people do not consider it thought at all but it is a way of thinking in its own right." - silentmiaow

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    Gabriel Shalom     Fri, Nov 13, 2009  Permanent link

    Here is another example of an amazing technological extension of human communication. A key difference here being the community surrounding TEMPT saw his transition from full health to illness and came up around him to support him. The video from silentmiaow is remarkable because she achieved poetry and aesthetics which crossed from her interior world to the exterior entirely independently.

    These are both strong examples of technologies which may start being used by "healthy" or "normal" people even though they originate under the auspices of healthcare. To learn more about eyewriter visit

    Also of extreme interest in terms of alternative languages is the story of Poto and Cabengo, a pair of identical twins (real names Grace and Virginia Kennedy, respectively), who used a secret language up to the age of about eight.