Thursday, November 02, 2017

#autistichistorymonth : Jeremy the Dud [2017] and cognitive architecture researcher/developer Jill Fain Lehman/Simone Says/Edmark/Soar 1997-2013

I am listening to Hack and learning from Chloe Hayden about the film/streamseries she is starring in Jeremy the Dud.

Chloe is based in Geelong and she has Asperger syndrome. Lots of people call her Princess Aspien.

Everyone calls Jeremy - and people without disability - dud - and the PCish term is without specialty.

"We should get you some ice cream when we're done".

"He's not a child - I'm German".

Chloe Hayden - all the freaking time that someone is spoken to.

She went to a Halloween thing in a mental asylum - which she could have been placed in a year or two.

He'd been speaking to me the entire time normally - and then she was spoken to like she was four.

Jeremy is what Jeremy wants to be called.

And who calls Chloe Chloe? People like the Victorian Parliament. #iamforthe101

She talks about functioning levels/labels and people do get sensitive. People speak on your behalf.

The second way is the right way to say it AsPURGers [or at least it is 'righter' than the way lots of Anglos say it]. Lots of people think it's called Asparagus - even Damien Santamaria from Queensland who studied his doctorate.

There is a guy called Kyle and Jeremy finds the job very tough.

The HREOC fields lots of complaints about disability - and discrimination direct and indirect.

There is a Triple J number.

And Jeremy is played by a guy called Nick. He likes to be fun and different and wonderful and performing with brilliant actors - people don't play roles which aren't identified with their disability.


And we don't need another hero - feeling like a legend for treating someone normally. And it is totally relatable.

Yes people do get conflated and there is this huge range. I wonder if Chloe will talk about the inner range. And stigma. That you're this and that.

You've met one person with disability; you've met ONE person.

And an assumption - "I've heard of crazier things than that".

Making your life and making you think about the way we treat each other - Thank you so much and thank you say Nick and Chloe.

It is on the book of faces - Jeremy the Dud.

And then we have the voices - vox populi - and Endeavour Foundation from Queensland and New South Wales. When I look up things about wage justice Endeavour Foundation ... does not come up roses.

$4.50 - is this the lowest?

Metal fabrication and the downpipe would have been manufactured by supported employment.

From Andrew Don CEO of the Endeavour Foundation.

Jeremy the Dud is made by GenU and Robot Army - here's the cast and crew and the aim for the film

Yes, the film has captions. I have just watched the part where Jeremy is asked for mints and they might spoil his dinner. And I begin to see what Hayden has meant about being treated like a four-year-old.

A non-Jeremy the Dud thing and something which is big for Autistic History Month - this one is about Jill Fain Lehman who was a senior computer specialist at Carnegie Mellon some 20 years ago and designed Simone Says which is about Natural Language Processing. Somehow the thesis about Simone Says / feasibility study crashed the computer.

JFL looked at Sorting Station at Sammy's Science House from Edmark. Between 1994 and 1998 and afterwards I encountered several of the Early Learning House games which have lots of activities to entertain and educate; for example the shapes and the music.

Fain Lehman, Jill [April 1998] Kids Software for Autistic Children

What did Fain Lehman learn about what autistic and typically developing children of the mid 1990s like in their educational software?

Simone Says as designed by Fain Lehman and others at Carnegie Mellon.

This registry went deep into the twenty-first century: the latest addition is 2006.

KidAcesss developed some hippotherapy and music therapy resources. If you're into equestrian music and images/icons to go with it...

A jump page which was made for Sarah Kaye Lehman.

Rebecca Klaw and Fain Lehman wrote a book called From goals to data and back again.

A very interesting programme of cognitive architecture called Soar - here is its Wikipedia page.

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