graphic and media design
1. Evaluate a range of memory systems in relation to the lines (metaphorical or actual) they employ. Which are the most effective, bearing in mind memory theory and differing contexts.
2. Le Corbusier, 20th century modernist architect, is quoted in ‘Lines’ as saying that the man of reason ‘walks in a straight line because he has a goal and knows where he is going’ (Le Corbusier, Urbanisme, 1924: 274): can this be applied to the searches we make daily on the internet? Are the lines of inquiry linear or lateral, and how much freedom do we have to create our own traces?
3. Compare and contrast two maps – either taken from two cultures, times or perspectives. What kinds of linearity, style and focus are in evidence, and what do these tell you about the map-makers, their perspectives and purposes?