Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought by Nikolaus Gansterer

By Nikolaus Gansterer

Drawing a speculation is an exhilarating reader at the ontology of sorts of visualizations and at the improvement of the diagrammatic view and its use in modern artwork, technological know-how and conception. In an severe strategy of trade with artists and scientists, Nikolaus Gansterer unearths drawing as a media of analysis permitting the emergence of latest narratives and ideas through tracing the speculative strength of diagrams. according to a discursive research of discovered figures with the artists' personal diagrammatic maps and types, the invited authors create specified correlations among pondering and drawing. as a result of its skill to mediate among conception and mirrored image, drawing proves to be probably the most uncomplicated tools of clinical and inventive perform, and performs an important function within the construction and verbal exchange of information. The ebook is a wealthy compendium of figures of suggestion, which strikes from medical illustration via inventive interpretation and vice versa.

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A Study in the Psychology of Visual Representation, 1961. 57 HYPOTHESIS #3 Objective Subjectivities J5rg Piringer 58 Hypothesis #3 Fig. 02-11 After I'd been walking along the path in the forest for ten minutes, I found my way blocked by a barrier put up because of logging work. I went back to a fork in the path and turned off. When this path ended after a while too, I turned round and went back to the point where I'd turned off the original path. I followed this, moving away from the first blocked point, to a new forlc I took the new path, which led gently downhill.

Historically, it has been used as an indication of a strikingly deep dimension of the two-dimensionally graphic, and symbolises a direct access to the heights (utopian wish for an unhurried reconciliation of opposites) and also to the depths (rules of expression, skull measurements) of the humanistic worldview. If one liberates illustrative representations, complex graphical systems and symbolic systems from their still to be understood momentary, performative context, as happened in this experiment with 'pictures without words', then the aforementioned composite creatures awaken.

Euclid's first postulate, "To draw a straight line from any point to any point," is the graphic hypothesis on which is founded the notion that there are drawings which may be considered to all intents and purposes equivalent to abstract thought. By literally drawing a hypothesis, the postulate at once recruits drawing to the cause of deductive reasoning and furnishes quod erat demonstrandum with an image; it warrants a line to draw a conclusion (a theorem) and the a priori to compel reality as surely as a geometer constructs figures.

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