Week 02 - Woods, Coyne
Week 03 - Straube, Nissen
Week 04 - Crossman, Buettner
Week 06 - Johnson, Haertl
Week 07 - Jameyfield
Week 10 - Wells
Week 12 - Young, Cady
Week 13 - McMaster, Kornaus
Week 14 - Breunig, Annis
Week 16 - Ruiz, Pirlot
29 January 2013
28 January 2013
- (Tufte 130-131) Tufte talks about how 2-dimensional technologies "encourage" 2-dimensional (bivariate) thinking. Can the same be said for 2-dimensional technology's effect on inquiry? Why?
- (Tufte 138) Why does representation of evidence become more verbal and less visual when the results yield poorly resolved explanations?
- (Arnheim) Why does Arnheim belittle the distinction between what's "cement" and what's "abstract"?
- (Arnheim 160) Arnheim says "a filter does not abstract." Why?
- (Arnheim 161) What does Sussanne K. Langer mean by primary abstraction?
- (Arnheim) What is a mechanism for abstraction?
- (Arnheim 162-163) What's the importance of induction?
- (Arnheim 171) Arnheim says that "an arbitrary selection of common traits is not often useful." Why is this?
- (Arnheim) What makes for a defining attribute?
- (Arnheim) What is the relation between generalization and concept?
27 January 2013
- P. 131 Tufte "Like good information displays, explanatory investigations, if they are to be honest and genuine must seek out and present all relevant evidence regardless of mode."- How significantly does this concept effect biases, especially when presenting evidence?
- P 137 Tufte "If we ever see the analytical presentations of intelligent beings from other planetary systems, those designs will make multivariate casual comparisons."- Aliens?
- P. 155 Arnheim- What is ontology?
- P. 170 Arnheim- What does extirpate mean?
- P. 174 Arnheim- What is entelechy?
- P. 174 Arnheim- Compare and contrast "Container concepts" vs. "Types"
- P. 179 Arnheim- What is "Normal variability"
- Define abstract design.
- Define abstract thought.
- Is successful abstraction "dynamic" or "static"?