Grey trilby size 58
Where and how is it used?
It's placed upon my head and is used for no logical reason apart from looking nice.
What did you or someone else pay for it?
14.99 euros (highest altitude village in Spain, Trevelez)
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
I would like to add in to MOCC as it is very valuabvle to me and comfortable to wear. It also reminds me of Spain amongst other things.
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?
No idea in the world
Who was paid to make it?
No idea either
What skills does it take to make it?
Presision leather and sewing work to make it perfect.
Where was it made?
Some place in Spain (I think)
What does it cost to make it?
Probably less than 14.99 euros (the people had to have made a profit)
What is it made from?
1. Leather band, brass buckle, felt brim and everything else:
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
The shop probably
Who or what assesses its quality?
Where is it sold?
A small privetly owned souvenir shop in a small mountain village in Spain.
Who or what sells it?
A Spanish-speaking woman vender.
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Where is it used?
Throughout Exeter and pretty much anywhere I go.
Where is it kept?
On my hatstand alongt with 26 other hats.
How and by whom is it cared for?
It is kept clean by me.
How long will it last?
Well depends as one of my favourite trilbys sadly was lost in London, at a bus stop.
Where will it go when it's finished with?
It'll sit upon my hat stand where it'll stay.
What is it worth?
To me it is worth -all the love in the world from my Dad
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||59.5 (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.
(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
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