Vic’s Eggs

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Six Extra Large Free Range Eggs in a recycled box.

Where and how is it used?

I cook them at home. Generally we have them scrambled, on toast, with some sliced avocado.

What did you or someone else pay for it?

£1.60

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

These eggs are the livelihood of the producer/ farmer that we buy them from.
At the Farmer's Market Vic lets us select our own eggs and pack our boxes.
I think that the human contact is a valuable part of the exchange, we talk about everything from wider social events to the conditions on the farm and the politics of the (farmer's) market.
Through talking with him we found that by bringing our boxes (and elastic bands) back, we were saving him 20p a week.


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?

Vic's chickens

Who was paid to make it?

Vic

What skills does it take to make it?

Animal husbandry

Where was it made?

Exeter

What does it cost to make it?

don't know

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

Vic and the market

Who or what assesses its quality?

Customers

Where is it sold?

Farmer's Market and various Car Boot and similar outdoor venues

Who or what sells it?

Vic

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

Vic transported it in his truck

Where is it used?

domestic

Where is it kept?

kitchen cupboard

How and by whom is it cared for?

Not answered yet

How long will it last?

1-2 weeks

Where will it go when it's finished with?

Eaten / compost

What is it worth?

£1.60


How do you and others value this commodity?

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Total times valued2
Positive (↑)Local
Negative (↓)Longevity
Overall Positive96
Overall Negative-7
Controversy25.75 (0 = most controversial)
  

What do these numbers mean?

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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.

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