Category Archives: Stories and Articles

Maybe I’m becoming one.

“Irvine makes a convincing case that the ancient Stoics, far from being humorless individuals who silently suffered a life of privation and discomfort, were actually curious scholars and experimenters who sought to optimize their appreciation of life. Not only that, … Continue reading

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Garbage Anthropology.

“The Believer has a fascinating interview with Robin Nagle, who is the New York City Department of Sanitation’s anthropologist-in-residence. Nagle examines the dissonance around waste, and explores the culture of, and around garbage – and how it has changed society … Continue reading

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Maybe a great reason to RID?

“Save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends.” Neighborgoods.net.

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RIDing a memory?

“Consumers Valuing Documentation Over Experience In college, a friend and I compared vacations we’d taken over the years. She had a well-stamped passport and most of my trips were within driving distance.** When I asked about vacation pictures, she told … Continue reading

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How stuff gets to you.

“In summer 2008, at the height of the U.S. financial crisis, husband-and-wife photographers James Tribble and Tracey Mancenido packed up their NYC apartment and hit the road to document one of the more obscure necessities of American consumerism first-hand. Armed … Continue reading

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More than that? Time to RID maybe?

“The study, which analyzed Gallup surveys of 450,000 Americans in 2008 and 2009, suggested that there were two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall “life assessment,” which means broader satisfaction with one’s place in the world. While … Continue reading

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RID and RFID come together.

“Launched at this year’s Future Everything digital arts festival in Manchester, RememberMe is a collaborative project between TOTeM  (Tales of Things and Electronic Memory) and Oxfam which infused personal history into donated items by enabling people to attach stories to … Continue reading

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