The Conversation: Ritual Gestures

The act of observing or interacting via technological devices generates repetitive gestures. We use these gestures to access our technological devices. Over time, these gestures become recognizable actions intertwined with our personal, social and cultural identity. They become part of our everyday rituals.

The work explores 12 of these ritualized gestures: The Frame, Tap & Swipe, The Search, The Prayer, The Couple, The Frame (revisited), The Dance, Shoulder Play, The Duel, Occupied, Shoulder Play (revisited) and The Remote.

Each of these 12 ritualized gestures was captured as video sequences and pinned to a specific GPS location and AR object/marker in and around the San Francisco and Berkeley area.

The markers and their associated AR experience are accessible via a smartphone, iPad or Android tablet, anywhere in North America.

If you have a smartphone, iPad or Android tablet you may access the QR Code for the AR version here An app via Junaio (a reputable and highly regarded AR innovator) will be downloaded quickly and will give you immediate access to the AR work. If you do not have a smart device you may still experience the gestures via this video, and/or photos, and/or GPS locations map

The Conversation | Part 01 | Ritual Gestures premiered at the (Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the Intersections of Science & Society Symposium, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS), University of California, Berkeley.

Details: The Conversation