A study of the specificity of the artifacts found in a second-hand art store (RISD 2nd Life) through the classification of methods of fabrication used to produce the raw material and the consequential surface quality created by these methods.
Textural drawings were created from photographs that were taken of the materials found in the store. Symbols of each material were generated from these textural drawings to demonstrate the surface quality and effect of each material.
Overlapping qualities demonstrated common effects among materials, i.e. a specific method might create materials that are rigid like plywood while a different method might generate materials that are fluid like fabric. These qualities are represented in the types of lines present in the symbols.