Tagged: mass production

Fetishisation of the hand-crafted - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Nov 18, 2012

Last night, while ironing my work shirts, myself, by hand, I caught TVNZ’s programme The New Old and its episode ‘The Artisan’. The blurb: Presenter Wallace Chapman looks at the trend against mass-produced goods and the growing market for handcrafted objects. Chapman interviewed several people who were somehow involved with hand-crafting. One couple were rescuing old [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 21: February 21st 2012 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 20, 2012

We’re back!  And with a minimum of difficulties this week :) This week, Elf and aimee talk of a new soft motor, ROBOBEES, a teeeeeensy chameleon (squee!), hacking yoghurt, some very ancient art, ROBOBEES, investing in yourself, knitting needles and water bubbles and space, quantum computing for beginners, sequencing genomes on a USB stick-sized device [...] … Read More