Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Flea Market Observation



A time clock that usually has the job of logging workers’ time was mixed among other objects on a flea market seller’s table. Stopped at 6:10, unknown if that is A.M. or P.M., it’s boxy industrial design stood out with all the domestic type objects around it. This seller’s table was not organized into categories like the majority of other tables, as in glassware or specific types of tools. This eclectic arrangement of these objects made me consider all the uses of them and the interaction or "work" between people that have put them to use. This type of “work” that I was considering is usually not supervised by a time clock system of hourly time keeping. I was taking into account the tangible and intangible aspects of work.

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