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 June, 2007

Small Penis Gesture

In the news today: the Australian Roads and Traffic Agency (RTA) has launched a campaign to demotivate drivers from speeding:

The video is good too.
The RTA hopes this small gesture will have a bigger impact on young men than images of bloody car crash victims. I think it probably will.

A Band called Obscene Gesture

I just found out that there is a trashcore (?) band called Obscene Gesture.

Don’t they look all tough and mean? (source)
And then that menacing gesture that is just ‘disgusting to the senses’, and/or ‘repulsive by reason of crass disregard of moral or ethical principles’.

These men-boys will have to watch out for the [...]

Pallete, the Studiolab Surface

It seems a student in my own backyard has been working on a multi-touch surface computer. His name is Arjen Klinkenberg and he is graduating on this design and the tests he did on it.

Participants in a usability test playing ‘Airhockey’ (source)
Here is the invitation he sent around for his presentation, in case you [...]

Gesture Golden Oldie

This instructional Coronet film from the 1940’s in the US exemplifies how I think most public speaking consultants still feel about postures and gesturing.

Naturalness, control, and precision. Is that what it is all about? Yes, we have come a long way since Quintillian, or have we? Perhaps a renaisscance of oratory is what we [...]

Gesture Golden Oldie

This instructional Coronet film from the 1940’s in the US exemplifies how I think most public speaking consultants still feel about postures and gesturing. Naturalness, control, and precision. Is that what it is all about? Yes, we have come a long way since Quintillian, or have we? Perhaps a renaissance of oratory is what we [...]

Musical Gesturing with a Theremin

Here is a man called Eliot Fintushel, who neatly exemplifies how people come to talk about the expression of feelings in music. Furthermore, because he is using ‘gestures’ to operate his Theremin he even talks about his feelings being present in his movement and therefore (magically) transferred to the music of the Theremin. So, if [...]

Musical Gesturing with a Theremin

Here is a man called Eliot Fintushel, who neatly exemplifies how people come to talk about the expression of feelings in music. Furthermore, because he is using ‘gestures’ to operate his Theremin he even talks about his feelings being present in his movement and therefore (magically) transferred to the music of the Theremin. So, if [...]

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