Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.
I did this effects animation for the latest episode of Steven Universe. We wanted this to be a stylized, floaty, less realistic version of a real droplet so it was a little bit of a challenge!
I have a few ideas for showrunners:
#these are really good
#esp love is not a cure
#it doesn't work like that
#and the asexual angelic inspiration thing
- A character with down syndrome who has no cognitive impairments, because not all people with down syndrome do but you wouldn’t know from the media
- A character who does have cognitive impairments and is shown to be in a loving relationship because cognitive impairments do not stop a person from having sexual and romantic desires
- A character with autism who is not portrayed as a victim or as a burden on their family, because autistic =/= broken
- A character who suffers from some form of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia that is portrayed in a way that is actually realistic and is in no way a serial killer or violent criminal because most mentally ill people are never violent.
- A character with bipolar disorder who is not cured by the power of love, but instead managed long term by a combination of medication, therapy, and their own hard work and determination
- A character with ANY mental illness that is not cured by the power of love
- Seriously, love is not a cure
- Depression and anxiety not being portrayed as cute/special/quirky
- A character with OCD who is not obsessive about cleanliness
- A character with tourettes who has never called out obscene things in public
- A character with a physical disability who is portrayed as a normal person, with normal needs and not some asexual angelic inspiration
- An asexual character who is not portrayed as shy, introverted and emotionless
And last but not least:
- Make these characters a diverse range of genders, sexualities, and of all races and ethnicity.
i'm unsure if you've responded to this kind of question before, so i apologize if i'm being redundant: in your drawing process, what are the initial steps you take towards composition/the figure/etc? do you sketch out some sort of rough lineart to get a feel of things or do you start with a rough painting and then refine from there? also, i just wanted to say - you are treated terribly by many people in the SPN fandom, and you don't deserve it at all. you seem like a truly awesome person.
I usually make a sketch first, like a thumbnail. Sometimes I collage the references right in Photoshop and play with composition that way.
And then I make a line drawing. Like this:
And then I block in color like this:
And then I slowly refine.
Here’s an older example:
LOL sorry it’s all Cas. He’s basically the character I used to teach myself this stuff.