Special Olympics and Microsoft Cloud

Check out this site and accompanying video from Microsoft Cloud about the Special Olympics. Microsoft has also placed ads on this topic in several magazines. Based on the material in the SRV monograph and workshops on image enhancement, as one of the tools of role valorization, and the material on imagery in the PASSING tool […]

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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video: ‘Nike Launches Flyease, Changing The Game For People With Disabilities’

Guy Caruso sent me a link to the following 5 minute video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nike-flyease-shoe-technology_55a3eec6e4b0b8145f731bde It would be worth watching and analyzing from a Social Role Valorization and PASSING perspective, including in terms of personal possessions, language use, personal appearance, the typical image communicators, and juxtaposition with other people, among other SRV-relevant aspects. Tweet

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 6:09 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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transporting prisoners

Some of the wounds resulting from social devaluation (as described by SRV) include being cast into the devalued role of menace and/or subhuman, as well as distantiation. A recent commentary in the 14 June 2015 NY Times Magazine provides a first-person account of a typical practice of prisoner transport. The writer comments about being driven […]

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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article: “New school an option for kids struggling with autism”

The following article is worth discussing and analyzing from a Social Role Valorization and PASSING perspective: New school an option for kids struggling with autism This analysis could be carried out as part of an SRV workshop, in a university classroom, as part of an SRV study group, etc. Several elements could be analyzed from […]

article: ‘NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables’

Take a look at this recent news item from a Social Role Valorization (SRV) perspective. It could make for a good exercise to read and analyze this from various SRV angles, such as interpersonal identification, vulnerability, image enhancement, image communicators, language use, physical and social setting, personal social integration and valued social/societal participation, etc.   […]

‘Teddy the guardian’

An interesting example of paying attention to imagery (personal appearance and possessions), and to what is normative and valued in a culture for a specific age group (children, in this case), among other things. http://teddytheguardian.com/ This helps to communicate the role of cute kid, as opposed to the patient role. Relevant to imagery and the […]

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:29 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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highway billboard: avoiding eye contact is a sign of autism

I went by a billboard recently that said avoiding eye contact was a sign of autism. In addition to considering the reality of such a claim, think also about what messages this advertising is communicating. Two relevant articles: article in scientific journal critique by writer for Forbes Marc Tumeinski Tweet

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 10:57 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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‘Architecture of Insanity’

Jack Yates recently shared with me an article entitled the ‘Architecture of Insanity: Boston Government Service Center’ by Michelle Koh and Gwen Lee. Located in Massachusetts (US), the Government Service Center has two parts, one of which is the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center. The photos and description of the Lindemann Center are particularly relevant to Social Role […]

article: ‘New psychiatric treatment center opening today’

The 16 August 2012 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette entitled ‘New psychiatric treatment center opening today’ describes the first new psychiatric facility built in Massachusetts since the 1950s. The new building is located on the grounds of the Worcester State Hospital, built in the 1830s. A couple SRV-relevant points: • The article mentions […]

Sunday NY Times: A Facial Theory of Politics

The 22 April Sunday New York Times article entitled ‘A facial theory of politics’ bears relevance to Social Role Valorization theory teaching about image enhancement. The article discusses how the personal appearance of candidates for political office has a measurable influence on how people vote. As taught in SRV and PASSING, one of the aspects […]

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