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 February, 2009

Eila Goldhahn

Eila Goldhahn:
What can be learnt from the MoverWitness Exchange for the development of gesture-based human-computer interfaces?
Goldhahn holds a very cloudy talk about people being movers and witnesses, holds up Durer’s famous woodcut of perception drawing. I am totally missing the point. We the engineers should all be ‘movers’ as well? So we can share a [...]

Christian Stoessel Helps the Elderly

Christian Stoessel, Hartmut Wandke & Lucienne Blessing:
Gestural interfaces for elderly users: Help or hindrance?
Publications here
Christian starts out by pointing towards the changing demographics (Dutch ‘vergrijzing’). There will be many elderly people. Or perhaps  better, many people above 65 years, because these people may be more healthy in body and mind than previous generations of elderly [...]

Frédéric Landragin Puts-That-There Again

Frédéric Landragin:
Effective and spurious ambiguities due to some co-verbal gestures in multimodal dialogue
Publications here and here
Landragin talks about ‘put-that-there‘, the classic multimodal interface developed by MIT. He also developed a similar application.
He did his PhD in Nancy, but a Dutch Professor of Computational Linguistics, called Henk Zeevat, was one of his promotors. Zeevat is at [...]

GW2009 Keynote: Antonio Camurri

Keynote: Antonio Camurri (also here)
Toward computational models of empathy and emotional entrainment
Casa Paganini - InfoMus - EyesWeb
Camurri has already done a lot of interesting work on movement and gesture, all of it in the ‘expressive corner’, working with dance and with music.
He just talked about a really nice application: He created a system to [...]

Matthieu Aubry and others on Movement Synthesis from France

Matthieu Aubry, Frédéric Julliard & Sylvie Gibet:
Modeling joint synergies to synthesize realistic movements
Daniel Raunhardt (here) & Ronan Boulic (here):
Controlling gesture with time dependent motion synergy constraints
This morning started with two talks from French guys, both of them about movement synthesis. Boht from a computer science perspective. I was late for the [...]

The next Gesture Workshop

There is already an offer from Athens to host the next Gesture Workshop, in 2011, from Eleni Efthimiou.
This is her page at the ILSP / R.C. “Athena”.

The 2010 ISGS conference

There was a good announcements from the ISGS, voiced by secretary Judith Holler.
The 4th conference of the ISGS will take place in Frankfurt an der Oder and Berlin, Germany
Cornelia Mueller, Ellen Fricke, Hedda Lausberg and Katja Liebal are organizing the next ISGS conference in 2010, 20-25th of July.

Ellen Fricke

Ellen Fricke:
Sign or non-sign? Abstraction and concretization in an Uexküll-based model for multimodal interaction
her page
Her talk inspired me to read up on Jakob von Uexküll and biosemiotics.Interesting [...]

Alexis Heloir on Languages to Describe Gestures

Alexis Heloir & Michael Kipp:
Requirements for a gesture specification language
His page
Alexis is an old online acquaintance, see for example this story concerning Vervets that he pointed out to me. He has been working on the synthesis of gesture in a project called Samsara. And he recently finished his PhD at the University of Bretagne Sud [...]

Isabel Galhano Rodrigues

Isabel Galhano Rodrigues:
Gesture choreography and gesture space in european vs. african portuguese interactions
her page.
She talked about cultural differences, regarding proxemics, regarding ‘touch gestures’.
Hmmm, she just showed two really nice videos, one with Portuguese students and one with Angolese students, who also talk Portuguese. They differ quite a lot in their gesturing, in the sense of [...]


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