Fisher price phone

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A brightly coloured Plastic toy phone with a happy smiling face and real telephone features. You can pull it along by its string and its eyes move.

Where and how is it used?

Used by anyone in play, hours of fun having imaginary conversations with all sorts of people. A Great item as long as your not hoping to actually speak to someone on the phone

What did you or someone else pay for it?

£1.25 charity shop

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

Because it reminds me of my childhood
Because I like to support charity shops
I like a culture of reuse and recycle


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?

Mattel for fisher price

Who was paid to make it?

Probably some people in a factory in China

What skills does it take to make it?

Machine operating

Where was it made?

China

What does it cost to make it?

I don't know probably not much

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

Fisher price? Or maybe individual shops? Then the charity shop ?

Who or what assesses its quality?

Trading standards? Some sort of factory quality control?

Where is it sold?

All over the world

Who or what sells it?

Fisher price to shops, Shops to us, charity shops to us

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

Probably on an aeroplane or shipping container. Then from whoever bought it who then put it in a charity shop

Where is it used?

my house

Where is it kept?

It sits on my stairs

How and by whom is it cared for?

Me

How long will it last?

Forever

Where will it go when it's finished with?

I will pass it on to someone who will appreciate it like I do

What is it worth?

Priceless


How do you and others value this commodity?

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Total times valued1
Positive (↑)Authenticity
Negative (↓)-
Overall Positive51
Overall Negative0
Controversy25.5 (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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