The Object Ethnography Project investigates how objects accumulate stories as they move from one life to another and how those stories influence value, meaning and circulation. We are looking for donations of objects—any kind of object—and the stories that come with them. Members of the public are invited to take these objects in exchange for a new story about them starting March 15th, 2012. The final online exhibit will include a photograph of the object, its original story, and its adoption story. Examples here: http://objectethnography.wordpress.com/
We are now seeking objects! If you have an item with a story, from a sentimental oven mitt to a first generation iPod, and you would like to donate to this project, please mail it and its story to:
Att: Object Ethnography Project
NYU English Department
19 University Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Stories can be handwritten, typed, or emailed (to max.liboron at nyu.edu). They can be any length, format, or language. All objects must include a story.
We are accepting objects until March 31st, 2012.
If you would like to join the Object Ethnography Project as a researcher, artist, or ethnographer, please go to: http://objectethnography.wordpress.com/participate/
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