A research project looks at how technology has brought about a new set of movements and postures we didn’t use before.

Our wide range of devices and gadgets have brought about a new set of gestures and postures we didn’t use before. Hyperallergic notes that research project Curious Rituals examines these interactions we have acquired in order to easily control technology.

The team; Nicolas Nova, Katherine Miyake, Nancy Kwon, and Walton Chiu, have released a PDF publication exploring the physical actions that have become everyday habits for some.

They include “Clicker Casting”; the way we use remote controls, “The Security Pass Hip Bump”; lifting a pocket or bag containing a clearance card to get through a barrier or unlock a door, and the “Wake-Up Waggle”; tapping a computer’s keyboard and moving the mouse to wake it up. The book notes:

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