In this lecture we were told about how the same form can be seen/ made in different ways, and the power of materials. This was interesting to me because when you think of a product it is always a finished item and every aspect of the piece looks finished with clean smooth lines and edges. Whereas in the pieces shown in the lecture they were shown in an unfinished way, to show how the material can be used and seen in different forms in the same piece. For example there were pieces that were made by Zoe Preece in Ceramics that have a solid form and also a liquid looking form, to make it seem like perhaps a melting candle. Which is quite interesting from the point of view of a product designer, as we like to have a finished product that looks clean and finished though this concept of fluidity could be used in product design when designing certain items such as fake candles that are electric, to give the item a more realistic look.


I found this lecture interesting because it takes the concept of perspective and almost changes the meaning of what perspective can be. When I think of perspective it is quite a limited term but through the lecture it was opened. By doubling or having multiple view points it changes the way that a form can be seen, for example in 2-point perspective the object that is drawn look relatively normal in the space on the page, whereas in 3-point perspective the form look slightly out of shape almost as if the form as been pinched and pulled to change the shape, which makes the form look incorrect. This was pointed out in the lecture when we were on the topic of “more realistic than the human eye” which gave a perspective like the fish eye effect on a camera, where the middle was blown up and the corners of the image was smaller than would have been in real life, which does not happen when you take a panorama image. To me a more realistic image is the panorama as everything in the image is the correct size and the way it would look if you were to look at the real form.