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I'd like to learn some...
Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)06:24 UTC+1 No.636372 Report

I'd like to learn some about how man-made objects come to be. I find it strange that there generally appears to be little interest in this facet of life, when virtually everything around us was shaped by humans. The spoon that I use to eat soup - somebody was in charge of creating it; where did that begin; what was the process of creating it.

Also, I'm interested in how this fits into a theory that I have about how sophisticated man-made objects subtly influence our thinking and behavior in modern times. With my generation at least, we were born surrounded by advanced technologies that are so polished, that they merge effortlessly into our picture of the natural world. In the past, it might have been easier for the mind to separate the two, but barely any conscious thought is made today about what is man-made, and what was always around. I sense that this new world might have 'muddied' the mind - there is no escape from human influence, and because our minds are sensitive enough to appreciate the concealed motivation behind the creation of an object, as well as the differing attitudes of life that radiate from say, an iPod, and a knife, this might make thinking in the modern world a bit suffocating.

/diy/ might be the appropriate spot on 4chan to ask for knowledge on this subject. If you have documentaries, or videos, or something relevant, please share.
Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)06:25 UTC+1 No.636374 Report

You posted this thread like last week, go watch How It's Made. Or go get a degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical/Whatever Engineering.
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