Tutor: Sophie Gaur
Timetable: Tuesday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The course aims to direct and assist a methodology of understanding objects both in a contemporary and a historical context.
ThingSpeak is a course to get you to think about Objects and ‘things’ in relation to ideas, prejudices, technologies and history. It questions how we look at objects and what they mean to us. It examines the drivers of contemporary design by analysing why and how objects have been made from time immemorial, and it aims to help construct a diverse and in-depth understanding of objects in this information-laden world. It is a course that assists in the development of a unique individual response to objects, from the perspectives of the artist, designer, user and observer.
The course aims to direct and assist a methodology of understanding objects both in a contemporary and a historical context. It encourages one to view objects critically, emphasizing equally on varying aspects such as technology, science, mythology, cultural identity and aesthetics. The course aims to get students to think about the larger world of objects – away from the more ubiquitous desirable objects of today, to develop thoughtful and insightful appreciations.