Sunday, 8 February 2009

Turn back time...

What is a line?

I have done this the wrong way round.
I just did something that I liked...and got carried away. I need some research!

Here we gooooo...

- In geometry, a line is a straight curve. When geometry is used to model the real world, lines are used to represent straight objects with negligible width and height. Lines are an idealisation of such objects and have no width or height at all and are usually considered to be infinitely long.
- A line in poetry is a unit of language into which a poem is divided which operates on principles which are distinct from and not necessarily coincident with grammatical structures such as the sentence or clauses in sentences. Although the word for a single poetic line is verse, this term now tends to be used to signify poetic form more generally. A numbered group of "verse lines" is normally called a stanza.
- Queue areas are places in which people in line (first-come, first-served) wait for goods or services. Examples include the DMV, checking out groceries or other goods that have been collected in a self service shop, in a shop without self service, at an ATM, at a ticket desk, a city bus, or in a taxi stand. In economics, queueing is seen as one way to ration scarce goods and services.
"In-line" entertainment can be added. This is popular at amusement parks like Walt Disney World, which uses TV screens and other visuals to keep people in the queue area occupied.
- The equator (sometimes referred to colloquially as "the Line") is the intersection of the Earth's surface with the plane perpendicular to the Earth's axis of rotation and containing the Earth's center of mass. In more simple language, it is an imaginary line on the Earth's surface approximately equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole that divides the Earth into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere.
Probably the longest definition entry i've ever seen. 82 different 'definitions' to be precise.
1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page.
2. Mathematics. a continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
3. something arranged along a line, esp. a straight line; a row or series: a line of trees.
4. a number of persons standing one behind the other and waiting their turns at or for something; queue.
5. something resembling a traced line, as a band of color, a seam, or a furrow: lines of stratification in rock.
6. a furrow or wrinkle on the face, neck, etc.: lines around the eyes.

I decided to move on to imagery...
as a starting point, I simply typed "Line" into Flickr and it came up with these:

I love this, how the camera is set up so central. The colours are nice and vivid aswell.

This is crazy. I love it.

The brief stated something about queues of people, it looks simple but it could go somewhere interesting?

I went on to look at some of my own photos that I took a while ago (Last time it snowed, in...november? or something)

Lines as tracks from something...

A formation of thing behind each other :)
Close up trees always look good, they could be anything.
Graveyard. Very structured layout.

Vanishing points?

Anyway! From this I have (obviously) gone on to look at continuous line, taking inspiration from
"Lines are....'
considered to be infinitely long'"

I will post research on That soon!

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