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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WASH Lecture 1 Summary (8/27)

Composition - everything in the world created by us (writing, music, visual)

Elements of Design
  • point
  • line
  • shapes/forms
  • color
  • texture
  • value
Principles of Design
  • harmony
  • dissonance
  • rhythm
  • contrast
  • balance
  • scale
  • pattern
After this part of the lecture, we proceeded to break up into our table groups in order to do an activity. We were given an element of design to use and figure out a way to demonstrate it through sound only. We got the term 'shape'. Our strategy was standing in a circle around the group and clapping, stomping and snapping altogether in a sequence to display the illusion of shape. It seemed we did it well, too, because everyone guessed it right.

The Whole - the senses help us percieve the world. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Gestalt Principles
  • proximity
  • continuance (direction)
  • closure
  • similarity

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