The machine is, of course, observing the construction of a coiled basket (on this technique, see Hodges 1964: 131-132). I have the finished thing beside me as I write: it is the waste-paper basket in my study (see Figure 2). What is it about this mundane object that causes so much confusion? Why does its construction not seem to conform with our normal expectations of what is involved in making things?
|Title||:||Material culture : critical concepts in the social sciences. Vol. 3 : Pt. 1|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2004|