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Autobiographical essays framed by two interpretive essays by the editor describe the power of an object to evoke emotion and provoke thought reflections on a cello a laptop computer a 1964 Ford Falcon an apple a mummy in a museum and other things to think withFor Sherry Turkle We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with In Evocative Objects Turkle collects writings by scientists humanists artists and designers that trace the power of everyday things These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory sustain relationships and provoke new ideasThese days scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete This volume's sp. This collection of essays about the meaning of objects is both provocative and meditative Introduced by the Sherry Turkle best known for her work in the digital world these essays focus on the role that the tangible world plays in understanding our own feelings as well as the perspectives of others Particularly poignant for me was the essay about the silver pin an object that defined the author s image of her mother Imbued with both the pain of loss and the beauty of youth the pin evokes stories of family history and the challenges of parent child relationships These essays provided me with a myriad of perspectives on how important our physical world is in understanding the cultures around us Though none of the objects described is inherently valuable each of the authors shares how they have infused their own object with a meaning that is both very personal and universal It gave me pause to think about museums as places that hold tangible objects in stewardship for everyone In museums focus has traditionally been on the meaning of the collections both to the individuals associated with the object as well the culture in which they were a part But these essays got me thinking that shared authorship a new buzz word is increasingly important because the power of objects is not just in the original interpretation but in each viewer s individual interpretation as well Imagination allows people to make a personal connection to an object which then continues the cultural significance of that object beyond its initial meaning Layers of understanding allow ownership of collections by the greater community which means the objects continue to live while in protective custody of museums Beyond the Pale understanding our own feelings as well as the perspectives of others Particularly poignant for me was the essay about the silver pin an object that defined the author s image of her mother Imbued with both the pain of loss and the beauty of youth the pin evokes stories of family history and the challenges of parent child relationships These essays provided me with a myriad of perspectives on how important our physical world is in The Black Ice Score (Parker, understanding the cultures around The Black Painting us Though none of the objects described is inherently valuable each of the authors shares how they have infused their own object with a meaning that is both very personal and Fire and Desire universal It gave me pause to think about museums as places that hold tangible objects in stewardship for everyone In museums focus has traditionally been on the meaning of the collections both to the individuals associated with the object as well the culture in which they were a part But these essays got me thinking that shared authorship a new buzz word is increasingly important because the power of objects is not just in the original interpretation but in each viewer s individual interpretation as well Imagination allows people to make a personal connection to an object which then continues the cultural significance of that object beyond its initial meaning Layers of The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox understanding allow ownership of collections by the greater community which means the objects continue to live while in protective custody of museums

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Evocative Objects: Things We Think With

Tation and new visionIn the interest of enriching these connections Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy history literature or theory creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection inviting us to look closely at the everyday objects of our lives the familiar objects that drive our routines hold our affections and open out our world in unexpected way. On our connections to eveyday thingsMy own experiences echoes that of the previous reviewer David Block Turkle opens up an interesting subject for discussion but I was expecting a deeper analysis The closing essay by Turkle indicates and reviews points of interest but but doesn t satisfy I was expecting Turkle to say to tie the ideas togetherThe bulk of the book is a collection of essays by researchers at MIT about particular objects that they have imbued with personal meaning Most of these are uite enjoyable the ones that stood out for me include Carole Strohecker on Knots Judith Donath on her 1964 Ford Falcon I was the last owner of a 1964 Ford Fairlane and can relate and Howard Gardiner on Keyboards I m reading him in another book as I review the index every single essay except Turkle s is memorableInitially I tried to read the book in a single setting and then got bored it was good but not all at once I then finished it bit by bit sipping the experiences I d recommend this as a gift book for someone who is a collector or who someone like myself just likes to browse in antiue and craft shops for interesting items I d also recommend this book for writing teachers as a jumping off point for student essaysPerhaps the best response to reading this book is to write your own personal chapter about similar objects in your own life perhaps one that connects you to a previous generation For example I have a scalloped bowl designed to look like a leaf of lettuce that belonged to my mother and before that my grandmother Its slightly chipped but I use it carefully once a year in memory of them The Illusionists us to look closely at the everyday objects of our lives the familiar objects that drive our routines hold our affections and open out our world in Planet of the Bugs unexpected way. On our connections to eveyday thingsMy own experiences echoes that of the previous reviewer David Block Turkle opens Fishes of the Open Ocean up an interesting subject for discussion but I was expecting a deeper analysis The closing essay by Turkle indicates and reviews points of interest but but doesn t satisfy I was expecting Turkle to say to tie the ideas togetherThe bulk of the book is a collection of essays by researchers at MIT about particular objects that they have imbued with personal meaning Most of these are Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uite enjoyable the ones that stood out for me include Carole Strohecker on Knots Judith Donath on her 1964 Ford Falcon I was the last owner of a 1964 Ford Fairlane and can relate and Howard Gardiner on Keyboards I m reading him in another book as I review the index every single essay except Turkle s is memorableInitially I tried to read the book in a single setting and then got bored it was good but not all at once I then finished it bit by bit sipping the experiences I d recommend this as a gift book for someone who is a collector or who someone like myself just likes to browse in antiue and craft shops for interesting items I d also recommend this book for writing teachers as a jumping off point for student essaysPerhaps the best response to reading this book is to write your own personal chapter about similar objects in your own life perhaps one that connects you to a previous generation For example I have a scalloped bowl designed to look like a leaf of lettuce that belonged to my mother and before that my grandmother Its slightly chipped but I Grass, Sky, Song use it carefully once a year in memory of them

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Ecial contribution is its focus on everyday riches the simplest of objects an apple a datebook a laptop computer are shown to bring philosophy down to earth The poet contends No ideas but in things The notion of evocative objects goes further objects carry both ideas and passions In our relations to things thought and feeling are inseparableWhether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon left behind for a station wagon and motherhood or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes the role of objects in design and play discipline and desire history and exchange mourning and memory transition and passage medi. I set this book aside in June This what I do when I know that I am going to love a book and want to have it hovering around just in case I need solace and something to dive in to I picked it up a week ago Photography combined with memoir writing combined with excerpts from scholarly essays the visual the intellectual the emotional all together provide a great reading experience This book deepened my perspective on many objects and notions


10 thoughts on “Evocative Objects: Things We Think With

  1. says:

    This book is one of a number recently published all of which justify themselves as providing needed voices for material objects in our culture In a way it makes good sense that this type of analysis was ignored by scholars so often In an academic climate where technological determinism is practically taboo scholarship turned away from object specific histories However as Turkle's collection both shows and tells it did so at the

  2. says:

    Before I start may I say that I love the jacket on this Beautiful snow blue lettering on black rich and ethereal at the same timeContent wise this collection was better than I expected I was very interested in reading it but when it arrived and I saw that most of the essays were written by MIT professorsassociates I got c

  3. says:

    This collection of essays about the meaning of objects is both provocative and meditative Introduced by the Sherry Turkle

  4. says:

    I love this book of essays for its terrific merging of science and the humanities Turkle an MIT prof asked a range of mostly scientists to pen essays around an evocative object in their lives something that connects in very primary ways with their lives and careers She links the project to Claude Levi Strauss's idea of bricolage thi

  5. says:

    Sherry Turkle is best known for writing about the impact of the internet on identity This book is an anthology of people writing about things that are important or significant to them The range is enormous here and many of the pieces are uite poignant If you want to get a better understanding of the human relatio

  6. says:

    I set this book aside in June This what I do when I know that I am going to love a book and want to have it hovering around just in case I need solace and something to dive in to I picked it up a week ago Photography combined with memoir writing combined with excerpts from scholarly essays the visual the intellectual the emotional

  7. says:

    On our connections to eveyday thingsMy own experiences echoes that of the previous reviewer David Block Turkle opens up an interesting subject for discussion but I was expecting a deeper analysis The closing essay by Turkle indicates and reviews points of interest but but doesn't satisfy I was expecting Turkle to say to tie the ideas togetherThe bulk of the book is a collection of essays by researchers at MIT about particular objects that

  8. says:

    This is a series of very short essays desscribing the objects very loosely defined that the authors used to negociate indentity family loss career and abilitites The Subtitle is 'Things to think with' but most of the authors describe their feel

  9. says:

    Sherry Turkle's Life on the Screen was a central text for my unfinished master's thesis about gendered communication in an online community It's been than a decade since I moved on to other interests and I was curious to read about what Dr Turkle is looking into these days A lovely collection of thoughtful languid essays about evoca

  10. says:

    In another compilation by technology sociologist Sherry Turkle people reflect on the way they interact with objects yielding essays on a diverse range of subjects embracing a cello using piano and computer keyboards dependence and re

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