Things matter because they embody and reflect value systems.

People construct their identities and build relationships with others through the use of things.

People take things from the public and situate them in their private spheres as a means to bridge the public and the private, and the local and the global.

The agreement on what kinds of things matter can vary greatly in an open social context.

This site is about things and how they are situated within the context of people’s lives.


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