Denim cap, lost in Budleigh Salterton in 2010.
Where and how is it used?
Stored in pocket or rucksack. Worn for protection against sun and rain.
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
It was a useful hat that had been just about everywhere I had been, so it was well worn and full of memories.
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
Materials & Making
Who made or produced your commodity?
I don't know.
Who was paid to make it?
A clothing factory worker
What skills does it take to make it?
Design, cutting, sewing
Where was it made?
I don't know
What does it cost to make it?
I don't know
What is it made from?
2. peak stiffener:
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Producer/retailer - but by the time I lost it, it was worthless to anyone else but me.
Who or what assesses its quality?
Where is it sold?
Who or what sells it?
Millets, St Albans
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Probably by truck, maybe also by ship
Where is it used?
Where is it kept?
On a hook or in a bag or pocket
How and by whom is it cared for?
Wearer, who hand washed it occasionally
How long will it last?
Lasted more than 20 years until lost
Where will it go when it's finished with?
I like to think someone else is wearing it, but more likely it's in landfill, or perhaps it rotted in the water/soil where it fell
What is it worth?
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.
|Total times valued||2|
|Controversy||48 (0 = most controversial)|
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.
(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
Questions and answers
Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.
There are no questions.