Haptic and blind contour drawings


Within my chosen text, there is a line that states, “natural scientists began to investigate the relation between the structure of living organisms and their spatial orientation“. I believe this relates to this assignment because of the word “spatial orientation”, as it sounds like the organization of something, or rather how that organization is interpreted and presented. When somebody see’s an object, for an instance (or for however long the individual is in front of the object), they can verify its shape and form because its immediately within view, any incorrect assumptions are corrected in reference to theĀ realĀ object. However when that object is no longer there, the individual is left with an outline of where and what it was, allowing for the mind’s eye to warp and change the perception of the object, depending on how intently the individual observed it. Now this assignment twists this principal in an interesting way, as all the information on the paper is purely visual information in reference to the object being drawn, it largely excludes subjective or conscious influence as corrections cannot be made to the drawing. More often than not the drawing looks incorrect in comparison to the real object, however the individual who created the drawing can still identify the drawing as the object. This spatial orientation of lines in combination with the psyche allows for the individual to pair a loose scrawling of lines on paper with a real object occupying the three dimensional plane and call them the same, which I think is what the passage was getting to.

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