Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Significance of a Story

20090818 typecast

Agfa Solinette
This camera has a story: does that make it more special?

9 comments:

Strikethru said...

Wow, is that a good idea or what? So then, all of us has an assignment: choose a typewriter (or other retro object) and write a story around it.

Go.

Olivander said...

That's an excellent inspirational idea. I have lots of junk--I mean inspirational objects--I could write about. Like, say, an adding machine that was smuggled into a WWII defense plant by a German saboteur, while will explode when the counter reaches the number...

Mike Speegle said...

Why do you do things like this to me? Why do you hate my free time? Wasn't the typepad knitting enough?

deek said...

Hmmm...I like this assignment, beats my latest desire to type on corporate sticky notes and odd scraps of paper!

Duffy Moon said...

"Other retro object..."? This I can probably do.

CStanford said...

Props for the use of the word "provenance"!

I guess in a way doing this would make an object almost like a prop from a movie or a play.

Thinking of this, though -- fictional documentation behind objects -- from an archival perspective, it seems, well, naughty, but exciting naughty, like the thrill of tagging a bridge over a busy highway . . .
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimmeegrrl/11834714/

It's long been my belief, though, that fiction is much more influential to people's opinions and decisions than fact. And this just shows how blurred the line can get between fiction and truth.

Olivander said...

That's funny, Stanford. Shimmeegrrl was one of my earliest Flickr contacts. Small world.

Word ver: sauga: a tasty encased meat product made from the same animals from which we get Naugahyde.

Monda said...

I LOVE THIS ASSIGNMENT.

I'm looking at a whole weekend to myself. Stand back, I say.

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