Team up with two or more friends (the smallest acceptable group is three), and walk down the same street or public area for about five minutes, without speaking to or looking at each other. When the time is up, go to separate locations and each make a list of the ten most interesting things you saw on your walk. Then compare your lists. Try and figure out how your individual patterns of perception may have influenced what each of you noticed. Consider how those patterns might affect your response to artworks.
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First off, as you team up with two or more friends and walk down the same street or public area for about five minutes, without speaking to or looking at each other, I offer ideas from my own experiment as a model, for you as you formulate your own reaction paper:
As you attempt to figure out how your individual patterns of perception may have influenced what each of you noticed, I concluded that our trends, similarities, and differences, were based on our following attributes after comparing each participant's list:
â?¢ culture/ethnic backgrounds
â?¢ socioeconomic statuses
â?¢ educational levels
â?¢ family heritages
â?¢ political ideologies
â?¢ religious preferences
Thus, these patterns were quite shocking to me since they definitely reveal how one's social, emotional, cultural, religious, educational, political, and financial nuances and preferences definitely affect and strongly influence our unique responses to artworks overall.
As you describe your experiences and your conclusions, the Chinese friend, for example, saw ...
A personal model of how individual patterns of perception may have influenced art is offered.