on haptic human website, I'll be exploring the human touch in handmade objects, using the idea (feeling? what-if question?) that there's a transfer of atoms when objects are made, and when they are hand-made I think the *human* atoms get blended (even in a slight way) with the object's atoms, and it makes us relate to them more - we 'feel' the humanity, or the soul perhaps (our common atoms/frequencies). this will allow me to research across different topics and disciplines, and to apply "what-if" questions to try answer and explore.
this idea is based on my reply to a discussion on haptics on my textiles class forum, and some earlier thoughts about analog audio vs digital audio recordings (see below & attached)
note that there'll mostly be rough notes/stream of consciousness ideas here for a bit of fun, so nothing really to see here - move along
I don't have any scientific proof, but it's just a feeling / theory (knowing? remembering?) that I've had over the years. I had similar thoughts about sounds, and the way music is created - for me, it seems to have a more emotional connection when created by humans using analog methods rather than digitally with computers. I think this is to do with the frequencies. atoms make up everything, and are charged by different electrons (at different frequencies). I think there's some kind of transference when things are made, the atoms change and are mixed together. and when they are hand-made I think the *human* atoms get blended (even in a slight way) with the object's atoms, and it makes us relate to them more - we 'feel' the humanity, or the soul perhaps (our common atoms/frequencies). i guess it's fun to do some 'what if' thinking (as jude hill calls it & likes to do). eg. what if this were true. could it explain how you can usually recognise something as hand made vs machine made. what if you had the machine make objects with errors/imperfections and made over a longer period like handmade objects, would we still see them as machine made or human made.
I made some (very rough) notes a few years ago whilst pondering the music atoms/frequencies & various readings:
I should think more about it / research it to expand the thoughts and see if there's any scientific reason that might back up my ideas. basically they're just musings at the moment, but make sense to me if that makes sense also :)
piano_sounds-AliaK_com (zip archived 18/01/2015)
rearranging_the_patterns_of_the_atoms_monads-AliaK_com (zip archived 18/01/2015)