Tag Archive: American Culture

September 4th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

We wouldn’t have consumed so many materials if it weren’t for trucks.  In the midst of economy crises in 2008, husband-and-wife photographers, James Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido-Tribble, left NYC to trek across the country to explore the culture of American consumerism by documenting the out-of-ordinary subject – trucks and the lives of truck drivers.  […]

August 26th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

New York Times posted an in-depth article about whether owning materials or experience makes us happier. The writer went in depth about how recession impacted people’s spending habits on materials, and without any doubts, recession sure did impact people greatly.  Moreover, there were statements about how people spending money on experience such as traveling, going […]

August 24th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Kids’ lives are majorly influenced by materials surrounding them.  Girls are engrossed in beautifying themselves as nail polish and princess-like accessories such as plastic crowns exist in stores for them to purchase.  An overwhelming number of brand names exist for kids to choose, giving them opportunities to compete in showing off their ownership of big […]

August 9th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I am hearing lately that iPhones are not lasting too long and they break easily.  Whose fault is it?  Customers or the company?  The writer of an article in New York Times, Electronics Designer Struggle with Form, Function and Obsolescence, questions it. I think it’s a combination of both.  Americans, in general, enjoy having an […]

May 13th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

This time lapse video by Stephen Wilkes, an American photographer, depicts a landscape of Wal-Mart in 24 hours.  The most striking part of the video I noticed is that Wal-Mart leaves lights on 24 hours 7 days a week like several other stores across the country.  This scene represents an example of how much fossil […]