Autism Interview #159: Robbie Ierubino on the Creative Pentagram

Robbie Ierubino is an American artist studying Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. In a 2019 interview on this blog, he shared his own style of art he developed, which he calls “shapism” and how he uses his art to communicate his unique world perspective and advocate for autism acceptance. This week he shared new creative process theory the Creative Pentagram and offers advice for Autistic artists.

Autism Interview #156: Andy Buchanan on Mental Health and the Pandemic

Andy Buchanan is a 27 year-old from Newton Aycliffe, England diagnosed with Autism and other mental health conditions. He blogs at Andy’s Spectrum on his thoughts and opinions surrounding the subjects of Autism and Mental Health. This week he discussed some of the mental health challenges that are exacerbated by the pandemic as well as his goals to support others through his blog.

Autism Interview #129: Daniel Maskit on Workplace Accommodations and Autistic Expertise

Daniel Maskit is a creative technologist, runner, writer, and public speaker based in the U.K. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Caltech, and has held research appointments at MIT, Stanford, and the MIT Media Lab. His twenty year career in visual effects for feature films saw him work on projects such as I, Robot, The Lord of The Rings, and Harry Potter. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). He loves bears and blogs at Zen Master Bear Speaks on a variety of different topics, including autism, disability, and running. This week he discussed workplace accommodations and the importance of engaging with the Autistic community.