Often Asked Questions
Q: What is Blind Quest?
Jim: Blind Quest is the navigation through a city or town while
blindfolded and having to find specific predetermined points.
Q: Could you drive while blindfolded like
Jim: Yes I could but I would not get far
without wrecking. I am more visualizing than seeing like most people do. I am
creating what I want perception to be. I don't think anyone would want to test my
abilities on a city street in a car. I might be able to do it on a race
there because of the ability to control the variables.
Q: Do you have X-Ray vision?
Jim: Nope. But can you imagine
what that would be like? At first it sounds like fun, but I bet it would wear thin real
fast. Probably ruin your appetite for awhile too.
Q: Can you see through metal like the
blindfold is made from?
Jim: No I cannot do that either. Metal is
a totally opaque element (no light can pass through it) and that is why it is such a good choice
for a blindfold.
Q: Do you hear really well?
Jim: As a matter of fact I do and at
times it can be annoying. But it has little to do with my ability to navigate during this
Q: Could what you do help blind people?
Jim: Unfortunately not. What I do is create
a form of alternate reality not very much different than what any performance artist may
create. But what I do will only hold up under my very specific circumstances.
that the visualization techniques I use are of little value to anyone sighted or otherwise.
Q: Can you see through clothes?
Jim: (Smiling) No can't do that either. But
I don't think I would tell if I could.
Q : Have you ever gotten hurt?
Jim: I have. Everything from eye abrasions
to badly bruised ribs but I can now roller blade pretty well while blindfolded.