Signmark answers the many questions of curious event goers. Find out why you should know what is the one common thing between sign language users and flies.

Did you know that in Japanese sign language things related to head, like knowledge and thinking, aren’t actually signed around head but instead around stomach? How about could we use technology to help people to communicate with each other regardless of their language? What’s common between sign language users and flies? Check out this entertaining Q&A session to find out more!

This is the Q&A part of CreativeMornings/Helsinki January event. Marko Vuorilehto better known as Signmark answers the questions of many curious minds in this video.

About the speaker

I fell in love with music when I was 8 years old and started translating Metallica, Bon Jovi and New Kids On The Block into sign language.

Marko Vuoriheimo is better known as Signmark, the first deaf musician to sign a record deal with a major music label. Apart from releasing three albums he has also had the time to study sports and pedagogy, start his own company, do charity work and set a Guinness World record in Nepal and act as a voice for human rights issues. He is currently working as a specialist for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

To me creativity is freedom to do the things that you like and feel that you have a gift for. At its best it can challenge people’s attitudes and break prejudice.

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