Category: gesture

a meaningful human movement which may be empty or full

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Gesture and Speech

This book makes human evolution look more exciting and provocative than I would have thought possible. In particular, it explains why, when we know that many, probably most plants and animals have evolved to...

Art as Ritual

Flusser felt that the term “art”– in the West — was almost always understood either as “work”–intended to change the world—or as “communication”—intended to share something with another person.  He thought both were wrong....

Gesture and Necessity

The Extending Gesture colloquium in Edinburgh this past weekend was brilliant!  I think I’m gradually forming elements of the papers and discussion into coherent thoughts, usually within the context of a given word or phrase. The...

Gestures as Flusser defines them

It seems to me perfectly fair to render the German word “Geste” as “gesture” in translating Flusser’s texts.  It doesn’t seem to be a translation problem per se.  The problem is that Flusser not only  departs...