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In Headspank Newsletter #11, I proposed an experiment. Imagine you had no vocal chords.

If you’re totally unable to speak, how would you communicate?

  • Charades?
  • Interpretive dance?
  • The Vulcan mind meld?

The idea is that, by going mute and communicating in a way that’s out of your comfort zone, you’ll think differently about how you use language, inflection, vocalizations, and volume. You’ll no longer take it all for granted. And you may discover new ways of communicating altogether.

Like last week, (and from now on), I am not not only conceiving and sharing the experiment, I am participating. So here’s my go at it.



Photo: The Chive

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