Pointing as an Instrumental Gesture : Gaze Representation Through Indication

  title={Pointing as an Instrumental Gesture : Gaze Representation Through Indication},
  author={Massimiliano L. Cappuccio and Miguel Lorenzo and Mingyuan Chu},
We call those gestures “instrumental” that can enhance certain thinking processes of an agent by offering him representational models of his actions in a virtual space of imaginary performative possibilities. We argue that pointing is an instrumental gesture in that it represents geometrical information on one’s own gaze direction (i.e., a spatial model for attentional/ocular fixation/orientation), and provides a ritualized template for initiating gaze coordination and joint attention. We… CONTINUE READING


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