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S t ea mi ngaWi neGl a s s

Whi l s tobs er v i ngs ubj ec tone, I not i c edobv i ous di ffer enc esbet weent hei rt ec hni quea ndmi ne. F i r s t l yhedi dn’ tdi pt her i m oft hel a s si nt ot hewa t er bef or es t ea mi ng t he out s i de oft he wi ne gl a s s . T her ef or er unni ngt her i s kof t hi ngsbei ngl ef tont he r i mi . e. l i ps t i c k . T het ec hni queheus edwhenwi pi ng t heout s i deoft hegl a s si st hes a mea smyown, ac i r c ul a rmot i on.

I nmyobs er v a t i onsof s ubj ec tt wo, I not i c edt ha tt hey ha dt hes a met ec hni quea ss ubj ec tt wo. Al t houghwha twa si nt er es t i ngwa st hewa yi nwhi c h s hewi pedt hei ns i deof t hegl a s s . F i r s ts hewoul dl ea n t heba s eof t hegl a s sa ga i ns thera bdomen. T henpr oc eedt os hufflet hec l ot hi nt ot hegl a s s , t hent wi s t i ng t hegl a s st owi pe.

S ubj ec tt hr eeha dadi ffer entt ec hni quei nt er msof s t ea mi ngt hegl a s s .Hewoul dus ebot hha ndst o hol da ndt wi r l t hegl a s sa bov et hes t ea m, l ea v i ngt he c l ot hont hebenc h. S ubj ec tt hr eewa st he r s tof t he t hr eepa r t i c i pa nt swhodi ppedt her i m oft hegl a s s i nt ot hewa t er .Al t houghi ndoi ngs ohedi dn’ tda b t hegl a s sont hec l ot hbef or es t ea mi ngt he out s i de.T hi smea ntt ha tt hewa t erdr i ppeddown i nt ot hegl a s swhi c hmea nsi tt a k esl ongert owi pea s y ouha v et odr yi ta l s o.

S ubj ec tf oura ndt hr ees eemedt oha v et hes a me t ec hni ques . T heonl ydi ffer enc eI not i c edbet weent het wo wa st ha ts ubj ec tf ourwoul dhol dt heba s eof t hewi negl a s s whens t ea mi nga ndwi pi ng, wher ea ss ubj ec tt hr eehel dt he s t em. T heonet hi ngs ubj ec tf ourdi dn’ tdot ha tt her es tof t hes ubj ec t sdi dwa ss t ea mt hebot t om oft hegl a s s . I t hi nk t her ea s on t hr eea nd f ourus ed t hos eodd t ec hni ques woul dbebec a us et heyha v enev ers t ea medt hewi negl a s s bef or e. T her ef or et heyha v enotma det hei rownt ec hni que ofs t ea mi ngawi negl a s sl i k eI ha v e.

Af t ermyobs er v a t i onsI di s c ov er edt ha tt her ewer epa r t i c ul a rt r endsbet weena l lv epa r t i c i pa nt si nbot ht hei rt ec hni quea ndf eedba c kof s ens es . T he r s twa st hec i r c ul a rmot i ont heyus edwhenwi pi ngt heout s i deof t hegl a s s , a l l s eemed t omov ea ndr ot a t ei nt hes a mewa y . Anot herobs er v a t i onma dewa st ha ta l lv epa r t i c i pa nt snot edont hes quea k i ngs oundt ha tc omesf r om wi pi ngt her i m of t hegl a s s , a swel l a st hes moot ht ouc hof t hegl a s ss ur f a c e. L a s t l ya l l s ubj ec t s not edont hewa r mt ha ndmoi s t ur ef r om t hes t ea m.

F i ndi ngs S ounda ndt ouc hwer et hemos ts i gnic a nts ens est ha t s t oodoutwhens t ea mi ngawi negl a s s . Ma j or i t yof pa r t i c i pa nt sc oul dhea rs quea k i ngf r om wi pi ngt her i m of t hegl a s s . I ha v er ec or dedt hi ss ound, wi t hnoi ma ges ot ha t t hes ounds t a ndsoutmor e.Pa r t i c pa nt sa l s onot edont he s moot hnes sof t hegl a s s . I ha v es hownt hi sus i ngamoul dof agl a s s esc ur v a t ur ea ndputar i bbonma t er i a l ov eri t . T hi si s ar epr es ent a t i onoft hes moot hnes soft hegl a s s . L a s t l yIobs er v edt hec i r c ul a rr ot a t i ont ha ta l lpa r t i c i pa nt s s eemedt ous e,t hi sis howent hr oughr epet i t i v ec i r c ul a r s ha pes .

Observations of steaming a wine glass  

Experimental design ideas. My first project. Observing people steaming a wine glass, focusing on sound and touch as the main senses

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