Friday, July 9, 2010
Temple Grandin: A high-functioning autistic woman who ended up getting a doctorate in animal psychology and designing humane cattle handling systems for use on ranches and in slaughterhouses. Her main focus was respecting animals we had engineered for our own consumption. She said that her autism allowed her to identify with them as prey animals. She now teaches at Colorado University and lectures worldwide as an autistic rights advocate. She also built a hug machine (squeezebox) for the hypersensitive.