Limited Edition Print

Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica, debuted his second feature film, Objectified, last week at the SXSW Film festival.

Objectified is a documentary in interview form with 30+ product designers. Each telling how they came up with their idea and little appreciations of those products that we commoners may have never noticed. From the rubber gripped potato peeler to the first laptop and onto the iPhone.

Just having had a conversation with someone about materialism before I read about this film, timing couldn’t have been better. As technology and even household items are becoming more advanced, surely people are going to have a closer attachment to their belongings, causing some to worry they’re becoming too materialistic.

Does Objectaphilia (a person who is sexually attracted to objects) really exist? An episode of Boston Legal shows a woman who leaves the man she is dating for an iPhone. Jokes were of course made that I would do the same. With mobile phones & laptops now becoming a common extension of ourselves, would we really want to let them go?

The film isn’t about people in this day and age being too materialistic, but rather it’s about the appreciation for the products we love and why we love them.

The question I’m putting forward to you is the same asked at one point in the film: The hurricane is coming. You have 20 minutes to grab the objects in your house that are most important to you. What do you reach for first?


For screenings check here

Views: 6

Tags: design, documentary, film, gary hustwit, objectified, technology

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of 38minutes to add comments!

Join 38minutes

Comment by Damien Smith on March 28, 2009 at 13:20
Nice poster graphics... c/o Michael C Place @ Build.
Comment by Stuart Cosgrove on March 26, 2009 at 8:48
Yes sleeve notes produced very happy memmeories, not much value as they are Uk compilations but what they did do for me was open my eyes to technology change. After the Chicago trip I went to Detroit to write about Techno and shared an apartment with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson who were both obsessesed with technology and studying elecrtonic media at Eastern Michigan University. True web 2.0 musicians before the term was coined.
Comment by David Brown on March 25, 2009 at 17:41
Rare vinyl?

Just had a quick look through my collection, and didn’t find much other than these [probably not very valuable] compilations with descriptive commentary by Mr Stuart Cosgrove:


Comment by Stuart Cosgrove on March 25, 2009 at 16:30


Vinyl surely - rare records first especially if they are worth more than the house. itunes you can crank up the next day from a web-cafe
Comment by Matt Johnston on March 25, 2009 at 16:24
Much simpler - list the objects you carry right now.
Now, cross off any objects that, if you left them behind when you left for work one morning, you would go back for.
The remainder? Throw them away. You don't need them.
Comment by Darcie Tanner on March 25, 2009 at 15:57
I would find it very hard to leave without my iphone, cat & external HD. The husband can fend for himself!

Members

Latest Network Activity

Georgina Richardson posted a status
"If you are an #android #developer looking for a fruitful #new #opportunity then we'd love to hear from you!"
Feb 3
Jacob Wright posted a blog post

Tipps zur Auswahl der richtigen beheizbare Handschuhe für Motorradfahren in eiskaltem Wetter

Viele Motorradfahrer sind dafür bekannt, von einem deprimierenden winterlichen Bedingungen, die oft als einem geparkten Motorrad-Syndrom bezeichnet wird leiden, wenn die Person, parkt das Motorrad für den gesamten Zeitraum der Wintersaison. Doch dieser Zustand vermieden werden kann, wenn man geeignete Informationen darüber, wie die Vorteile der beheizten Outfits nehmen und ihr Spiel mit Komfort und Wärme selbst in Temperaturen unter dem Gefrierpunkt zu genießen bekommt. Es gibt verschiedene…See More
Feb 3
Georgina Richardson posted a status
"I am looking for experienced Android Engineers, please get in touch if you are interested in an excellent new opportunity!"
Feb 3
The Shine Agency added a discussion to the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
Thumbnail

WANTED: Front End Web Developer

If you are a creative, caffeine-obsessed person looking to ‘shine’ in your new role, then we have the job for you.We are looking to add a Front-End Web Developer to our SHINE team. The ideal candidate would have strong skills in building and developing websites with an eye for design.Job DescriptionWork closely with our graphic designers to bring life to the brands and other website content, via the pixels you place and code you writeTake a website from initial layout to a fully responsive,…See More
Feb 3
The Shine Agency updated their profile
Feb 3
Profile IconThe Shine Agency and James Coltham joined David Brown's group
Thumbnail

Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource

WANTED: skills, services, and products
Feb 3
The Shine Agency is now a member of 38minutes
Feb 3
James Coltham added a discussion to the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
Thumbnail

Peer Reviewers sought to review artistic and creative work across Scotland

To support the artistic review of the work of Regularly Funded Organisations, Creative Scotland are seeking Peer Reviewers with professional expertise and knowledge across a range of art forms. The range of activity to be reviewed will include work which is produced or presented - such as performances, exhibitions, festivals activity, programmes and events – as well as activity that takes place in more participatory settings (i.e. in a healthcare, education, or criminal justice setting), or…See More
Feb 2

Companies, Groups and Organizations.

Contributors

38minutes is run by a small group of
volunteers, including:

 

Nicola Sinclair

Site editor

 

 

 

Gavin Robertson

Groups Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Espen Brunborg

Runs the Web group

 

 

 

Ashley Smith Hammond

Runs Digital Innovation group

 

 

 

Frank McGowan

Runs TV & Film group

 

 

 

Brian Baglow

Runs Gaming group

 

 

 

Would you like to volunteer? Get in touch!

Events

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2016   Created by Nicola Sinclair.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service