#EngKnowledge: Lines

First weekend of year 2015! Woohoo!

To start the year, today I am going to share an #EngKnowledge from a quite interesting book by Tim Ingold

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen

Do not worry, it is not going to be a boring lecture

Rather, a very interesting thought on: Lines (Indo: garis)

Yes, these -> ——–________————___________

But what about it? I am going to quote from him in this session

So, let’s see what Ingold has to say about lines :)

“What do walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling, drawing and writing have in common?”

“The answer is that they all proceed along lines of one kind or another.”

“Indeed when I have broached the idea to friends and colleagues, their initial response has usually been one of blank incredulity.”

“The line? This is hardly the kind of thing that has served traditionally as the focus of our attention”

“We have anthropological studies of visual art, of music and dance, of speech and writing, of craft and material culture, but not of the production and significance of lines.”

“Yet it takes only a moment’s reflection to recognize that lines are everywhere.”

“As walking, talking and gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go.”

Lines, linear, linearity, straight, zig zag, criss cross – they are all related And they are created within walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling, drawing and writing

So, do you see lines everywhere now? :)

Do you see the word “line” in a different way?

Hope this #EngKnowledge has been useful and have fun looking at lines :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 3, 2015

Session is from “Lines: A Brief History” by Tim Ingold, do check him out if you are interested :)



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