10 September 2015

discussion questions

week 2: Abstract vs Mimetic

1.How much has to be taken away from the (a) particular object for it to become abstract? from "concrete" to "Abstract"? What has two Wheels with rubber linings, a chain, pedals, and a handle bar?

2. When does our perception of something become that of Abstraction? if you were to only take away the lacing of a football is it still a football if it maintains its shape? color? Size?

3. How do we differentiate between unknown objects? and to what extent do we carry out this unknown to become known to our new found perceptions of Abstraction?

4. It seems as though things with the most attributes are subject to become less abstract. We all become subject to change and notice change. where is the balance of abstraction? does more or less have to be taken away from the known? or can something of an object be added to? or does the object under a category of a another familiar object?

5. Is every Object abstract in some way or another? Can we pick the ONE attribute in any object that makes it abstract?

6. The blend of categorization can be as defined or undefined as we like. Where is the line that divides the category? what makes the object fit perfectly into its own place?

7. The alteration of a triangle shows us that no matter how many ways you try and make it different (altering the angle, making one side larger than the other, ect...) the sum of angles are always the same. If the attributes of different objects have all the same attributes and conditions what makes it abstract?

8. It seems as though the smallest alterations to an object become the most obscure and abstract. What is that makes us believe that what we are seeing is true to itself and to us?

9. Mathematics don't lie. we see it on paper written out as an equation and it makes sense to us. When the letters and numbers are stripped away from the object how do we believe something to be true when we only TOLD that the object holds its qualities when it doesn't look to be so? (abstract?)

10. Final question...What is Abstraction? is it the un-place-able object? is it the object that is obscured? is it our own unknown perception of the object? What makes something abstract?

Questions posted by:
-Miles Hass

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