Theme 1: Representation 01/30/2013
What do architects and designers do…
How does this affect the way we think/communicate?
Mediating artifacts – tools that communicate the values of a society, how we’re supposed to
move/act in certain places
Establishes a relationship between two things
Symbol – graphic, body language
Token – coins, bills
Word – sound, writing, drawing, graphic
Form – volume, lines, points, space
Mark – crack, fingerprint
What is graphic representation?
Representation – refers to the use of signs that stand in for and take the place of something else
To look like or resemble
To stand in for something else
To present a second time
How did we get here? Why do we use representational methods? How was it done before?
As a result of the desire to measure and describe reality 2 Theme 1: Rep