Talk to the Hand

Category : Blog Archive Jan 8th, 2009

So I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo of the Guidonian Hand. In scanning the internet for potential body art images, I’ve found some interesting Guido- and hand- related stuff out there in cyberspace.

The hand of Guido’s Austrian Cousin:

(HT: sub voce)

More after the jump.

And, an exhibition from a few years back about the urge humans have to write on their hands. It seems that Guido’s followers (and my own teenage students who use their palms as portable notepads) aren’t the only ones who see the hand as a natural mnemonic device. (More here.)

And finally, this:

None of this settles the tattoo question, though. I guess I will have to keep looking.