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 November, 2007

Larry Craig’s Cottaging Gestures

Here is a nice cartoon, a caricature of a supposed gesture system used by Senator Larry Craig to not solicit gay sex in a restroom. The practice is known as cottaging.

A cottaging gesture? (source)
Frankly, I don’t give a damn about whether Craig is gay or not, or whether he elicited sex with other gay [...]

In Memoriam: Washoe

Today I received news that Washoe died at age 42. Washoe was a chimpansee that was taught sign language in order to study the extent to which she would be able to gain language skills.

An impression of Washoe talking with a researcher (source)
Here is more information on attempts to talk with chimps. May she [...]

Future President’s Gesture?

Here is a post that’s good for a laugh (if you’re not in love with US politicians) on Geenstijl, a popular Dutch news blog. Unfortunately for the majority of readers, the dodgy jokes are in Dutch. Which is why I’ll translate them to English. Who knows, maybe the jokes will end up back in the [...]


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