Tag Archive: Material Culture

February 15th, 2012 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

I’m not going to deny that I look in the refrigerator and say, “There is absolutely nothing for dinner,” when there is really more than enough food to create a creative dish. When I see there is no more toilet paper in the bathroom, I groan about the need to walk across the hall to […]

November 4th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

AFS-Hosting, a student exchange organization, asks on Facebook, Did you watch Glee this week? What was your favorite part involving Rory, the new exchange student, and did it seem realistic? I’m not going to deny that I that love Glee to death.  Rory is a great new addition and is indeed magical as his voice couldn’t […]

January 30th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

It often takes creative minds to change the design of materials or the landscape without changing the function in order to lure people into using the material or the space more effectively.  A group of people redesign the staircase at a subway station to attract people to walking up and down the stairs than to […]

January 21st, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Remember those days when we wanted to make copies of documents, we had to take them to an office center or the time before we many of us were born, documents were copied by hand.  Nowadays, we have little copy machines known as scanners in our homes.  CAD printers also known as 3D printers can […]

January 20th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Last Monday, I attended a lecture called Affirmative Objects by Glenn Adamson who is Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at Albert and Victoria Museum.  He brought up a particular thought-provoking point in the lecture that motivated me to write a blog entry.  He discussed the differences between machine-made products and craftsmanship […]