Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
Department of Interior Design and Designing
Some time ago, the discovery was made that there are three ways of learning: aural, kinesthetic, and visual. Contemporary education mainly promotes methods based on verbal content and numeric values. Let us leave this to one side and imagine that, depending on their individual preferences, students could choose whatever learning method they please. If this were to happen, first we would need to reform the education system, then we would have to design new educational resources for communicating content interactively. Intergraph is this kind of tool – we can use it to observe processes linked with the creation of certain sound waves or intervals. We can understand the values of the notes in a diatonic scale (corresponding to the white keys on a piano) and observe changes taking place in a generated wave through value changes, and the volume level of selected sounds. Integraph is a tool that aims to turn attention to analogies and links between physics, mathematics, and music. The images it generates help us to understand. In a word – we can see the sounds.