This White Paint is on 2 walls in the MoCC shop
Where and how is it used?
Paint is used to cover plaster or brick walls to make them look more apealing or attractive to the eye
What did you or someone else pay for it?
it was on the wall when we moved in
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
Because it has been labeled as a commoditity in MoCC and visitors have commented that the white walls make it feel more like a museum.
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?
Who was paid to make it?
someone in a paint factory somewhere
What skills does it take to make it?
using a machine
Where was it made?
What does it cost to make it?
What is it made from?
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
the comapny who make it
Who or what assesses its quality?
Not answered yet
Where is it sold?
in DIY Shops
Who or what sells it?
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Not answered yet
Where is it used?
on our walls
Where is it kept?
on our walls
How and by whom is it cared for?
How long will it last?
as long as the wall lasts or until someone paints over it
Where will it go when it's finished with?
under a different colour of paint
What is it worth?
the paint or the wall?
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||1|
|Controversy||35.5 (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
Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.
There are no questions.