3.8 Ann again said it is possible for Billie to touch without sliding because of what happens in her ankle. See Ann demonstrating this in Video 2 below. (Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show the ankle movement very well, but hopefully it will still help clarify what she said. Starting on the left side of the screen, going around the table, it shows Lynne, Ann, Caity, Zack. Also, Ray and Charlotte are heard in the back ground.)
3.9 Charlotte said that awhile back, when the group was discussing János’s papers, she, Mira Kim, Mei-Chen Lu, and Emile Way did an experiment to explore transient touches vs. sliding touches. They videotaped themselves doing a transient leg gesture. First they did the movement attempting to not have any sliding, and then they did it with slight sliding. Unfortunately, on the video it was hard to see whether or not there was sliding in the “non-sliding” movements. However, they felt the sliding and non-sliding movements did look and feel different. In other words, even if there was some sliding in the “non-sliding” movements, performing them with different intents affected the execution of the movement. We had originally planned to put the video on YouTube, but decided not to because the subtlety of differences between movements was not visible when the video was put online.
3.21 Charlotte said that if intending to slide produces movement that is different from when you do not intend to slide, then there should be a way to show those different intentions. The question we are struggling with is, how should those different intentions be indicated?