Creating Want

Creating Want

So I was thinking about Happy Meal commercials the other day (I was hungry) when I decided to look up some of the Happy Meal commercials from my childhood. Check this guy out. I started thinking about all of the cool happy meal toys and the movies that were made in...

To the Hand and to the Eye

Relaying sensory experiences is not often something that is associated with expository writing. We often think about sensory experience in relation to emotion, not often in relation to a place. And when we do think of sense in relation to real physical feelings or...
Framing

Framing

The challenge with analyzing an older object (like the one we’ve been assigned) is the challenge readers face when analyzing literature; objects, like words, change definition over time and space. Framing becomes a problem in each situation, this time because...

Blog Post #8 – Value and Material Culture Studies

I must admit, I’ve struggled over the past couple of months in this class in coming to a common ground of thinking of exposition and its ties to material culture.  I haven’t found the course particularly easy in terms of digesting the assigned reading and...

Innovative Value

“Innovation is change that unlocks new value”  – Jamie Notter I think the quote above explains the answers to alot of the questions we had as a class. Its hold the key to why it has been difficult to find information on our artifacts as well as how...
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