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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Oct 19, 1998  9:05 pm
Subject:  Re: Recording Mime With SW

October 19, 1998
In regards to the general Movement Writing system, I have been thinking of
making a "generic" videotape that would have no sound, no interpretation,
absolutely no spoken or signed language. Someone would show a position, or
a movement, and then the video would show the recording of that in Movement
Writing. Every symbol and detail of the writing system would be
demonstrated visually and written for the viewer, presented in an organized
fashion. It would be like a "video reference guide" for the generic writing
system. Of course, people would then have to "apply" those symbols to their
professions, but it would be a way for people to "draw from the large pool
of possible symbols" when they need it for something unusual, like mime or

Right now our system is more specified than generalized, when it comes to
our textbooks and materials. In other words, we have SignWriting texts, and
we have DanceWriting texts, but we do not have a Movement Writing text that
teaches the entire system in one volume. This "video encyclopedia" I am
proposing would perserve the entire writing system for future generations.

Of course, I have no funding for this now, so this is just a dream, but I
wanted to share this with you, with hopes that it someday will be
accomplished -

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
a non-profit educational organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

  Replies Author Date
456 Re: Recording Mime With SW Mark Penner Tue  10/20/1998
478 Re: Recording Mime With SW Valerie Sutton Fri  10/23/1998

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