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.

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen RSS Feed

Pirate ‘Hand’ Gestures

I was wrong. Wrong about the necessity of hands for gesturing (actually, for waving, to be exact).

Pirate Sign Language
(source: ShoutWire)

Apparently, any old hook will do instead of hands. Or should we say that this case is a special case of projection? Perhaps it is the placement of the hook on Pirate Arm’s End that enables the illusions? We have no problem seeing gestures because the hook is clearly a substitute hand?

Would the magic disappear if the hook was alone, without an arm attached? Perhaps it will and perhaps it won’t. One thing is for sure though, my hopeless over-analyzing of anything gestural is killing this otherwise decent joke.

3 Responses to “Pirate ‘Hand’ Gestures”

  1. 1

    thanks so much i like to knwo evry thing about pirats and there life

  2. 2

    If you are interested in pirates, here is a link that you may be interested in. It’s about Jean Lafitte the pirate. He was a pirate during the 18th century in the Gulf of Mexico. http://www.squidoo.com/jeanlafitte

  3. 3
    Patchy The Pirate:

    Light - Before you commit to learning about pirates I think you first need to crack open a book on spelling

Leave a Reply


RSS My Del.icio.us Links


RSS Books in My Library