I spy with my little eye
February 12, 2008 12:15 PM Subscribe
What do you look at/notice, as you wander through the world, that I probably ignore?
posted by wittgenstein to media & arts (130 answers total) 181 users marked this as a favorite
The origin of this question was my teaching students how to recognize the seven border patterns
(sometimes called "frieze patterns"). After I taught this the first time, I suddenly realized that there are border patterns all over the place; I just never noticed them.
This made me wonder what people who are different from me pay attention to as they wander around. If you are a designer, what do you see that I ignore? If you are a plumber, what do you see that I ignore?
I think this isn't chatfilter, but delete if you think it is