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CHAPTER 5

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Gesture

What Counts? 92

The Canonical Gestural Interface: Minority Report 95

Gesture Is a Concept That Is Still Maturing 97

Hollywood’s Pidgin 98

Direct Manipulation 102

Gestural Interfaces Have a Narrative Point of View 104

Gestural Interfaces: An Emerging Language 108

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Figure 5.1The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).

Returning to the interior of his mysterious spaceship, Klaatu waves his hand in front of a panel outside the ship’s interior chamber and the door opens. He approaches a panel of transparent controls and waves his hand again. ...

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