Positively Exposition

What is exposition? Sometimes the simplest question is the hardest to answer. I mean, we’ve only been discussing material culture through an expository lens all semester. I should be able to dive right in with this post. However, I don’t know that this is...

Wanting vs. Needing

While studying material culture, we (as a class) have observed individually what is important to us. These items spoke to functionality, sentimental value, and entertainment while revealing information about each individual’s personality and personal history....

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...

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,...
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