Educational event about TEXTURE

This is a result of my project related to the course LATINA –  learning and teaching in a digital world. With the use of various simple digital tools, and  interdisciplinary approach, I have developed a digital learning resource for use in teaching. My interest in texture is based on texture as an aesthetic expression and experience. The project is presented on the LATINA course Tuesday May 12, 2009

This film is a result of an exploration of textures in my office. I have also collected some textures from the corridors in the building.

What is texture?
The term texture can be explained as  a surface tactile and visual character, expression and quality. Through tactile experience we will be able to experience the physical variations in the surface. Repeated physical experiences with different textures provide a number of concrete experience with texture variations that is stored as Tactile memories. Through the visual experience we can imagine the physical variations of the surface based on previous concrete experiences. We can also experience variations in light, shadow, color value and the finer nuances of the surface.

The term texture is often mixed with the term structure that can be defined as a material assembly or the  assembly of the surface. Conceptual confusion often occurs in situations where the structure is visible on the surface, For example in wood, brick and woven wallpapers. The structure of the material  affects the texture expression.

You should also explore Wikipedia definition of texture.  In my opinion it is quit comprehensive.

Texture as artistic expression

Texture and design

Texture in film

Texture in music

Texture as text

Earth texture

How does the surface feel?

Task

For this task you work two and two together.  Choose an object that the other student will have to explore. Don`t show it to each other.

  1. Describe the texture of the object with your eyes closed. (tactile experience)
  2. Open your eyes and describe the texture as you see it. (visual experience)

Both shall do the task but change objects.

Discuss the different experiences you get with texture through concrete experience versus experience through digital tools


2 comments

  1. Toril Hanson

    Lykke til i morgen, det ser fantastisk ut. Jeg er imponert. Og så kan jo også jeg delta! Takk skal du ha. Toril

  2. Vibeke Bjarnø

    Hei Ann Hege!
    Jeg synes det er veldig bra jobba, du har fått kombinert flere momenter vi har jobba med, både blogg, en digital historie etc. Tror det er lurt om du hører med Tord om ikke du kan få legge det fram i mai når de internasjonale studentene skal presentere sine prosjekter. Da kan du få mer tilbakemelding, kanskje videreutvikle det, så bruke det i egen undervisning. I etterkant reflektere over det slik at det kan telle inn som dokumentasjon i førstelektoren din.

    En konkret tilbakemelding: Som du forstod før i dag, ble jeg litt usikker på om jeg skulle velge et objekt eller du skulle ha med etc. Dette hadde jo vært klart i en undervisningstime hvor lærer er tilstede, men kanskje likevel gjøre oppgaven ennå tydeligere på det punktet.

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