Visual delights

visual delight #10 / tactile

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010
tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)
adj.
1.
a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).
2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.
tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)adj.1.a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

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ANALOGUE

• This is not the latest volcanic action in Iceland but Mt. St. Helens in 1980 – before digital photography, where the range of the grey scale could create magnificent depth and detail richness like this.

DIGITAL
• The mapping of NYC and CPH though traces of geo-tags from flickr and Picasa
- a great contemporary example of digital tactility – the density of information creates this delicate visual experience.


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