The Writer Who Couldn't Read

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Howard Engel is an accomplished Canadian novelist. One day, he had a stroke and lost the ability to read -- that is, his brain could no longer process text as a fixed reference. But Engel found that he could still write, even though, shortly after writing a piece of text, he was unable to read it. So Engel devised a way to use this remaining ability to regain his literacy. Cartoonist and animator Levni Yilmaz produced this video for National Public Radio explaining how Engel was able to do it. via The Agitator | Levni Yilmaz | Previously: Tales of Mere Existence by Levni Yilmaz

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What kind of animation is used in the video? you can see a feint dot/hand(?) tracing very close to the lines...kinda looks like a carbon paper animation.
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My husband and I enjoy watching Tales of Mere Existance. This was an interesting piece. Thank you for posting it. I just finished a teaching assistant position in a Introductory Psychology class, and find this very relevant.
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