I wrote about Rémy Closset's 'art for the blind' project before - he uses Blender and a CNC machine to mill 3D versions of paintings that people can touch. He has presented an update of his project.
Hello Blender users,
here is my new website about Blender for the Blind. I'm working as volunteer for museum in France. My goal is to feel the beauty of the works painted under the fingers of the blind.
Such an original and awesome idea! Really cool to see Blender being used for such a unique project.
This is great! I love hearing about how art is becoming more than just something you can look at and how it can help others see the world in a different way, or not see it, and actually feel it! I think museums should have more interactive pieces like this! It really makes a difference for the viewer! I wrote a similar article, only for individuals suffering with Alzheimer's after reading how museums in Canada and New York were implementing tour groups for older individuals who could no longer retain meaningful memories, and how these tours enabled them to connect with these artistic pieces once again. http://afterdarklightstream.com/alzheimers-disease-and-art-because-looking-at-art-is-therapeutic
What are the reactions of the blind people to this ?.
I use my eyes for everything, and dont observe the world by touch.
Do they like / dislike artworks as well, do they sense beauty in composition.
Or they just happy to get a raw idea of where people who can see talk about.
At the same time i wonder could blind people potentially sculpt (with clay, or with blender) better then peopl with vision ?. I only know of a story of blind man working for DAF trucks company who was an autocad drawer.
He basically didnt need to draw on screen but was memorizing it all !! and drawed using mouse and keyboard only.