Blog Post 4

I saw an interesting psychology journal article about how humans have a psychological association between an object and themselves. Beggan, author of the journal article, states that objects are treated like social entities by the owner. I think this viewpoint helps...

Old Things

Values and belief systems vary across cultures, but there’s a consistent bias to value skills and studies that generate revenue. There are disciplines that teach valuable life lessons that have lost their value over time due to our change in interest. Our minds are a...

Waiting for Objects

“We always find something, eh Didi, to let us think we exist?” -Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot I should think that narrative histories, the completely phenomenological enterprise of human action, favor humans over objects because of the innate fear of not existing...

Finding Meaning Through Old Objects

An old object that can be very interesting to study is family heirlooms. One of my favorite family heirlooms is The Sacred Cookbook that my grandmother bought and passed it down to my mom and then my mom passed it down to me.  It’s a recipe book that has recipes from...

Old Things

The narrative histories are brought forward to help identify a privileged format of human agency and human actors from key circumstances, and key resources that outnumber humans and could eventually outlast us. We tend to react to a certain time frame as a flow of...

The Life and Death of Books

There are many objects that have lives that surpass that of humans, if we take the time to truly think about it. For example, an object with an obvious start and end would be a book. It is easy to understand how it began and where it came from or where it is going....
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