Building Things: 






Machines for Moving:  


Material Culture:  

  • Helen Rosner on the viral social media stunt of a restaurant selling gold-covered chicken wings, and the ancient appeal of conspicuous consumption, once reserved for royals, now open to your every day finance bro or micro-influencer. Eating gold is obviously on the extreme end of the consumption broadcasting spectrum, but relates to more common forms like only ever sporting spotless sneakers: an indicator that one has the ability to easily consume far and above what is utilitarian, through a materialistic embrace that implies a possible transcending of our world of flesh and dust.




More next week.