Denim cap

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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?

About £1.00

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 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?

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?

1. fabric:

blue denim

2. peak stiffener:

card

3. thread:

blue

4. label:

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?

See above

Where is it sold?

Shop

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?

Outdoors

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?

Nothing now


How do you and others value this commodity?

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Total times valued2
Positive (↑)Longevity
Negative (↓)Beauty
Overall Positive159
Overall Negative-29
Controversy48 (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.

  • 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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