Blog Post #7 – Chris Sins

In researching articles for my timeline, I started to hit a wall and got pretty discouraged at the lack of information on my artifact.  How can there possibly not be a plethora of scholarly articles out there going into great detail about every little nuance of Civil...

Indistinguishable Flying Robots

I was on a date with my girlfriend and we were hanging up my Eno by a waterfall in the woods.  I saw something at the base of the tree that caught my eye.  Laying broken and crashed on the ground was a toy drone that looked like a green tree frog.  It reminded me of...

Collecting

While recently doing research for my object, I came across this review of an interesting new book, The White Road by Edmund De Waal. In this book, he describes the history and significance of porcelain, detailing how it’s made and how the best porcelain is the...

Porcelain Bottle Object Analysis Draft

This bottle was discovered in the excavations made during the initial construction of the MARTA rail transportation system in Atlanta, GA. Believed to be made of a type of porcelain, there is a glaze with a greenish hue, giving it a speckled look, but stops before the...

Draft Object Analysis

The object that I chose is a Civil War era ammo belt buckle, (ca 1861-1865).  The buckle is round, with a diameter of approximately three (3) inches.  The buckle is still, for its age, very cleanly intact with the exception of a small amount of rust in the...

Gifting Culture

https://ignitechannel.com/stories/the-gifting-culture-of-burning-man/ Burning Man is a yearly gathering that takes place in Black Rock City in Nevada, thousands of people gather to experience a community like nothing else. There are art instillations, creative...

Obsessed

In this Ted Talk Mythbuster Adam Savage, talks about recreating the extinct dodo bird , but also his obsession of trying to create it. In the video he asks  questions that we have been asking throughout the semester: Why are we so obsessed with objects? Why do we hold...

Fire is Fire

I came across this cartoon while doing research on my object and it made me think, what if we just took everything for face value? Surely if the world worked like that, classes like this would not have a purpose and a plethora of professions would be non-existent....

Smart Threads

Smart Threads I’m a huge fan of wearables. The world of tech is littered with smart watches, Bluetooth headsets, bangles, and other near field attachments that promise us a better life through data. 2015 is the year of the smart watch; the release of the Apple...

Creativity and the Changing World

This Ted Talk is about the need to change the school curriculum to prepare students for the world that is rapidly changing because of technology. The public school curriculum was originally created to prepare people for industrial work, but now that the Industrial Age...

Fire is Fire

I came across this cartoon while doing research on my object and it made me think, what if we just took everything for face value? Surely if the world worked like that, classes like this would not have a purpose and a plethora of professions would be non-existent....

Smart Things: Xbox One

Smart Things Why is today’s society so obsesses with technology and new things?  Every year the new iPhone comes out, and then half way through the year, they announce the release of the new one for next year.  When will this cycle end?  As an electronics enthusiast...

The Future of Technology

Thinking of “smart things” has me thinking of different sci-fi and horror movies like “Chucky” and “I, Robot” in which one involves a narcissistic, serial killing doll, and the other with Will Smith  saving the world from evil...

Officially Artificial?

During our class discussion on Thursday, we briefly mentioned whether or not we would enjoy having the ability to communicate with each other as one mind. Things were mentioned that were along the lines of microchips being implanted in each individual’s brain,...

Blog Post #6

I am not a technophile. I bought my first laptop two weeks ago. My friends cringe when I pull out my iPhone 4. I had to stop spending my money on cameras because I kept breaking them after a month. I’ve never been one to have the coolest, newest, prettiest...

Blog Post #5 – Sharp Things

We currently live in a society in which fear is at an all-time high, trust is at an all-time low, and everything — EVERYTHING — can be deemed a weapon.  The very sanctity of human decency is a shell of its former self.  That is to say, that, the ways about...
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