I Am A Camera

The personal journal of author and photographer Jason Pettus

A field report from my very first Chicago Deaf community social event, plus some sobering thoughts about my fellow late-deafened adults

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A field report from the annual Chicago conference on disabilities and the arts, plus a look at my first experience signing with strangers

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In which I hold my very first conversation in American Sign Language, and channel the spirit of Harry freaking Potter

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In which your humble narrator learns sign language for the first time, and accidentally discovers the smart, subversive pleasures of the Deaf-culture teen soap opera “Switched at Birth”

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In which Michael Pollan convinces me to go on an LSD trip for the first time in 30 years, with pleasantly surprising results

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A few thoughts on algorithms, middle-age, Hogwarts, autism and Fleetwood Mac

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In Which Your Humble Narrator Stumbles Ass-Backwards Into The Newest Thing On The Internet, Which Might Turn Out To Be A Big New Thing, But Might...Um, Not

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Unlike seemingly most people, 2018 was actually a pretty great year for me — today, a look at how it went, and my plans to build on it in 2019

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