Friday, July 22, 2011

Savant Drawings

There is controversy around 'using' Autistic Savants unusual talents for profit. Most remember the Rainman movie where Dustin Hoffman IS used for his photographic memory as a gambler. The U Tube clip above is of a British savant who can take a visual scan of a city for about 10 minutes, go back to a large sheet of paper & draw that same scan verbatim, down to the number of windows in each skyscraper. Small drawings sell for thousands of dollars. Is this a talent or a circus freak show?

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