There is no such thing as perfection, only trade-offs between strengths and weaknesses. Just as in computer games where characters can be created by dividing a finite score among possible powers, in order to focus on one area of strength you may need to neglect other areas that then become weaknesses. A weakness in one area can be compensated for by developing a “superpower” in another. One such example is the use of echolocation by people who are blind – attuning their attention to the echoes off surrounding surfaces to navigate through the world. In this project exploring notions of perfection in the context of â€śdisability or diffabilityâ€ť, two virtually co-located participants will engage in a cooperative adventure in a simple environment, using their unique abilities to solve the mystery of their surroundings.
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