A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A mix of posts on gesture, HCI, perception or robots and some personal information.

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Archive for October, 2006

Canned Signs or Gebarenblik

An Dutch company called RDG Kompagne sells software package Gebarenblik (Canned Signs) developed by Handicom, see their English product description. It is also sold by inTAAL.

Their logo (left) seems rather elaborate to indicate a simplified sign system?
It is an application to help the teaching and learning of Weerklankgebaren. This is a set [...]

Cabinet and Blue Eyes

A colleague of mine called Ianus Keller, developed The Cabinet during his PhD work here at the TU Delft. It is a device to scan and digitally collect images for further usage in collages and the like. It has gesture recognition in the sense that you can use a stylus on the touchsensitive tabletop display [...]

ISGS 3rd International Conference: Integrating Gestures

The International Society for Gesture Studies is organizing their third International Conference. It is called Integrating Gestures. It will be held June 18-21, 2007, at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago).

Deadline for submissions of abstracts is NOVEMBER 25, 2006
The International Society for [...]

A Poem called Gestures

Just in case a poet (or poetry lover) lurks inside you, here is a poem by Kathleen Vibbert called Gestures.
There are no doves along the reef …

Tags: poetry

Rock Paper Scissors for Fanatics

Somewhere out there is a man called David C. Lovelace. And he seems to be very busy filling the internet with graphics, flash, cartoons. The thing that caught my eye was his slightly over-the-top expansion of a simple game of gestures called Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS).

Wanna play RPS with more than 3 gestures? (source OneMoreLevel)
You would think [...]

Ikea’s Anna Smiles in the Face of Abuse or Stupidity

Need support or help from Ikea? They will gladly tell you to go Ask Anna!.
Anna, a cheap but decent embodied conversational agent?
She may not solve your problems, but she will sell you a lovely couch whenever she can. Well, I find particular fault with the annoying way she keeps smiling, charmingly lets [...]

2006 Gebärdensprachworkshop der RWTH Aachen

Important Upcoming Event! The 2006 Gebärdensprachworkshop der RWTH Aachen!
The place to be on oktober 27th?
Featuring, among many other speakers, yours truly
Register at the website for a humble 10 euro’s. You will not be disappointed. There are nice talks, nice sandwiches and a good crowd. Many Deaf Germans attend. It is something of a [...]

[Mail] Is Gesture a Principle?

Budapest - July 2006 (source)

Dear Jeroen,
I am enjoying your blog. You have just the right balance of visual interest, short articles, humor and a great deal of knowledge lurking about behind the scenes. This is what my blog should do, but it gets mired in earnestness and I don’t blog regularly.
With a colleague I am [...]

[Mail] Correspondence on the blog

Dear Reader, you are hereby cordially invited to correspond on gesture or sign language topics.
[mail at jeroenarendsen dot nl]
A few weeks back I got some email with questions and ideas about gestures. I like getting such emails. Not because it tells me there are readers out there. I can check the statistics for that. I [...]

Atlas Gloves

Who does not love Google Earth?
It is free, it is fun, it is useful and usable.
What more could anyone want?
I am the eye in the sky (source)
Well… some people, like Dan Phiffer and Mushon Zer-Aviv, want a gesture interface to Google Earth. Check out their DIY gesture recognition with Atlas Gloves. They use a [...]


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