Response to Chapter 4:
Shadows and Structures:
I found the most interesting concepts in this chapter lay in the study of geological contour mapping, in the time dimension. You can slice the contours for whatever specific aspect of change you want to focus on- erosions, chemical composion change in soil, vegetation (ie. the pollen grain study). You can isolate whatever factor you want and create a four dimensional mapping of that particular factor- and this can be graphed on a computer... It's amazing to think that you can map time, especially particular variables in time.
I wonder what it would be like to study/see a human face as it changes over time. To see every age of a person's face all at once, to see the wrinkles of old age and youth simultaneously.Prof. Banchoff's Response