cracked phone

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nexus 5 with smashed screen

Where and how is it used?

used daily for communication, distraction

What did you or someone else pay for it?

around £300

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

because i was traumatised when the screen got smashed. previously it had been kind of invisible, it could simply be used without thinking of it as an object, as is if it were plugged straight in to my brain. since the screen got smashed, i'm constantly reminded that there is a device between me and the internet. now i prefer it this way.


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

google

Who was paid to make it?

no idea

What skills does it take to make it?

design, finance, extract and refine raw materials, assemble parts, package, ship, retail...

Where was it made?

no idea

What does it cost to make it?

no idea

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

google/consumer

Who or what assesses its quality?

consumer

Where is it sold?

online

Who or what sells it?

google and phone retailers

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

probably shipped

Where is it used?

wherever i am

Where is it kept?

usually wherever i am

How and by whom is it cared for?

me

How long will it last?

if i don't drop it again, another 5 years max before it is superceded

Where will it go when it's finished with?

recycling

What is it worth?

around £300


How do you and others value this commodity?

See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.

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What do these numbers mean?

This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.

Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?

Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.

  • Controversy Score:
    (Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)

    The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.

  • Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
    (Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued

    Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.

How do you value this commodity?

To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
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Questions and answers

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Conversation

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What's the meaning of the crack to you?

by scharfrichter on April 28th at 6:18am

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