A Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion

August 9, 2013 in art by megancharland

The Critical Whirl

Tumblr is consistently a source of amusement and inspiration for me. Recently, I re-blogged the above project on my tumblr. Have you heard of A Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion? So great!

Between my 4yrs of undergrad and 3yrs of grad school, I can certainly relate to the gestures illustrated in these GIFs. My personal favorite is The Critical Whirl (seen above):

The Critical Whirl. ‘I’ve read too much Marx and I can’t get my words out’

Circle hand clockwise in a small but rapid motion towards the audience.

Accelerate and repeat until idea unpacked.”


The Critical Whirl GIF above from A Glossary of Gestures for Critical Discussion
As Observed By Jasmine Johnson & Alice May Williams from MoreUtopia!