In our last session at the museum we were on our own to search for a definition for the 1st dimension, backing up with found text.
- A pin, defining an insect a specimen.
- A single grain in an oyster creating precious pearl
- The initial form, ideal. What something should look like.
Thinking about 1D and the First Dimension in some context of transparency was challenging.
Walking around the natural history part of the Museum, and finding a transparent wall full of pinned insect, the pin and pinning itself seemed literal 1D to me.
Looking at the phenomenal level, pinpointing and displaying a specimen, a perfect representation of a living creature in the outside world, was very peculiar, but useful procedure.
Later on, I came across a video explaining Plato’s ideas behind forms.
It explained how important it is to pinpoint and imagine ideals, such as how would a perfect friendship, school or city look like.
The insect in the same way is presented like a form, a perfect representation of a certain species, family of an animal.