July 15, 2009
New Liberal Arts Unboxing
Unboxing. The public documentation of possession. There’s an essay waiting to be written about what it means—about consumption, sharing, voyeurism, recognition of personhood in the face of mass production, blah blah blah—but I will not be the one to write it.
Instead, I will simply report: It is totally awesome to see people unboxing something you made!
Here’s Jon Hansen’s snap, which has the distinction of being the first one posted.
Here’s Kiyoshi Martinez—looking, as a twitter-pal pointed out, sort of like a 17th-century Dutch oil painting. The dark glimmer!
And here’s Snarkmarket favorite Howard Weaver, who displays New Liberal Arts in context. Look at all those books!
Here it is on another bookshelf—“attention economics” contributor Andrew Fitzgerald’s, in fact. Wow. Good company there.