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Just an everyday conversation between tw

Just an everyday conversation between tw

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: May 04, 2008


Photographer: Ron Cohn

Can you guess what Dr. Patterson (Penny) and Koko are discussing here? It's always difficult to tell from a still photo what "signs" are being used, as signs involve 3-dimensional motions, or gestures, and different signs may involve some of the same "frames." That's why we've been preparing more and more Koko video clips for Koko.org; they're simply more educational and also more accurate for purposes of scientific description.

So please remember to explore the archives of both KokoFlix and KokoPix to learn more about Project Koko - and its implications for humanity. If you look into, and then beyond, all of the sign language, you may get an inkling of a very optimistic future for both of our respective species. Especially if we continue to use language as a bridge to discover the truth about what we share.

Just an everyday conversation between tw

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