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, 2009

A ‘young doctor’ was born

Well, it’s official.
I have shed my fur and emerged with a newfound dignity.
My PhD days have come to an end last monday.
You are reading a weblog by dr. ir. Arendsen.

I suddenly don’t know what to blog anymore…
Ah yes, some pictures of the day are here and you can also listen to an audio recording [...]

DWDD about our ‘computer die kinderen helpt gebaren te leren’

So, how did ‘De Wereld Draait Door’, a big Dutch TV news show, interpret our press release?
Watch it at roughly a minute into the clip…

Press release and media attention for PhD defenses

The TU Delft sent out a press release about my PhD work and PhD defense next monday and that of Jeroen Lichtenauer, who is defending this afternoon, 15:00u Aula TU Delft. And Gineke ten Holt is the third promovenda who is still working on the project (having started later).
TU Delft nieuwsbericht: Computer helpt dove kinderen [...]

Galton on fidgets and boredom

Gaël sent an interesting reference:
Hi Jeroen, Have you heard of Galton’s measurement of boredom with fidgets?
“Many mental processes admit of being roughly measured. For instance, the degree to which people are bored, by counting the number of their fidgets. I not infrequently tried this method at the meetings of the Royal Geographical Society, for [...]


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