Danny Miller For anyone concerned with the ethics of contemporary consumption I would strongly recommend becoming acquainted with the website http://www.followthethings.com/ This is the project of Ian Cook a geographer based at the University of Exeter in the UK. The premise is clear. There are many reasons we might want to ethicallyContinue Reading

Haidy Geismar, UCL [Ed note: This is Material World Blog’s 1000’th post!] I’ve been thinking about novels that have something profound to contribute to Material Culture Studies having just read Peter Carey’s The Chemistry of Tears which is a remarkable instantiation of the affective entanglement of techniques, materials, and emotion.Continue Reading

Artefacts: Using Objects in Studies of the History of Science and Technology A collective of researchers whose goal is to promote the use of objects in serious historical studies.