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dc.contributor.advisorCullen, Paul
dc.contributor.advisorBraddock, Chris
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, Nikolas Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-02T22:18:24Z
dc.date.available2013-12-02T22:18:24Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-12-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/6074
dc.description.abstractIn this exegesis, A Misuse of Time and Energy, I set out a contextual framework for my practice-based sculptural project. I consider two flawed and unsuccessful projects undertaken by the American inventor Thomas Edison, the rise, popularisation and promotion of technological DIY by Popular Mechanics Magazine and the comical treatments of objects, space and time in the cartoon inventions of Rube Goldberg. Invention and improvisation link these three strands of enquiry in my text. Each of the three presents a different perspective on my project: Edison the flawed and doomed to fail project, Popular Mechanics the infectious enthusiasm of the do-it-yourselfer and the Goldberg approach in which the best solution is the least efficient.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectInventionen_NZ
dc.subjectImprovisationen_NZ
dc.subjectDIYen_NZ
dc.subjectThomas Edisonen_NZ
dc.subjectPopular mechanicsen_NZ
dc.subjectRube Goldbergen_NZ
dc.titleA misuse of time and energyen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Designen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2013-12-02T10:24:47Z


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