Ideas – Tangible Shelf View


Small screens (about the size of a small mobile) embedded into book like objects display the cover of a book allowing for a browse-able and tangible “shelf-view” of a bin of books from the LRS.


ML010010121_ML-10 – 8th September 2014 4:15pm

A bin containing mainly poetry. An expressive and self important bunch of objects, orating with emotion, on first observation, it would seem, by their simultaneous grandiose readings, that they are entirely self-absorbed. However, a second observation recorded them creating a collaborative poem with a narrative they could not dream of creating individually.

Date: 8th September 2014 4:15pm
Bin: ML010010121_ML-10
Todd, Janet, 1942- Gender, art and death / Janet Todd. | 820.5 TODD
War poems and others / Wilfred Owen | 821.91 OWEW
Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 Poems of C. Day Lewis, 1925-1972 | 821.912/DAY/2
Buckler, William E. (William Earl), The major Victorian poets : Tennyso | 821.808/1
Hughes, Ted, 1930- Birthday letters / Ted Hughes | 821.91 HUGB

Voices from:

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ML010010111_ML-10 – 8th September 2014 4:15pm

Here the objects, a mixture of fiction and non-fiction (geo-politics, cartography, sociology) were observed orating what was generally their first sentence. Once chaotically and a second time in turn.
Recurrent themes amongst the fiction books: death, violence, fear
Languages spoken : English, french and russian

Date: 8th September 2014 4:15pm
Bin: ML010010111_ML-10
Renault, Mary | The persian boy / Mary Renault | 823.91/REN/1
Raymond, Derek | I was Dora Suarez / Derek Raymond | 823.91 RAYI
Rendell, Ruth, 1930-| Simisola / Ruth Rendell | 823.91 RENS
Tiedemann, Arthur E. | An introduction to Japanese civiliz | 915.2034/5
Yonemoto, Marcia, 1964- | Mapping early modern Japan : space, | 915.20425 YONE
McKinnon, Michael | Arabia : sand, sea, sky / Michael M | 915.3/2
Delassus, Jean Francois | Le Japon: monstre ou modele? Englis | 915.2034/6
Transactions of the Asiatic Society | 915.2 TRAN [1]
Ramet, Sabrina P., 1949- | Balkan babel : the disintegration o | 949.703 RAME (ED.3)
The sleeping beauty : a journey to | 813.6 POLY
Walker, Alice, 1944- | The color purple / Alice Walker | 813.54/WAL/1

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ML010013811 ML – 4 – 8th September 2014 4:15pm

Although containing a lot of Architecture magazines, this bin is quite varied, making for some interesting conversations.

Objects include:
Information technology, action movies, documentaries on corruption, satiric video recordings on giving performance reviews, settling your baby, architecture magazines.

Date: 8th September 2014 4:15pm
Bin: ML010013811_ML-4
Abortion, corruption and cops [vide | 363.46 ABOR
The Dreaded appraisal [videorecordi | 658.3125 DREA
The art of war [videorecording]. | 700.994 ARTW
Super size me [videorecording] | Ha 647.95 SUPE
Settling your baby [videorecording] | 649.122 SETL
Information technology in business | 658.05 INFM
The unorganised manager. Part 3, Di | 658.402 UNOR [3]
Great Australian albums. The Saints | 782.42 SAIN
I’d like a word with you [videoreco | 658.314 IDLI

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ML010031811_ML-10 – 8th September 2014 4:15pm

In this bin consisting mainly of legal books and journals, we observed a strange musical communication. It would seem they have found a way to dramatise what could be interpreted as “dry” content.

Date: 8th September 2014 4:15pm
Bin: ML010031811_ML-10
Objects: Burton’s Legal Thesaurus, A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Canadian Bar Review


Bin ML020032521 ML-8 8th September, 2014


Contents (all journals):
54 x Laws and Bills
2 x Building Services
2 x Pol Oxygen
1 x Vanity Fair
7 x Details*  *”The definitive destination for modern men seeking to curate a more refined lifestyle”

In a recent workshop on facilitating group work involving 30 academics from different faculties, it was interesting to see how people self selected into groups based upon what I can only put down to appearance as most of us didn’t know each other. On two tables were brightly coloured or stylishly dressed design and architecture faculty members, on the other tables, everyone else. I moved to a group of maths/business/engineering participants to have an opportunity to work with people more likely to think differently to me. It was at first frustrating as there were some very dominating and non-inclusive voices and it didn’t seem we had much common ground, but by the end of the session we listened to each other, built on each others expertise and embraced varying concerns including the installation of a security camera to watch over our harbour-side communal kitchen.

What, if at all will the the journal Details, “The definitive destination for modern men seeking to curate a more refined lifestyle” discuss with Laws and Bills? Or will Details, Pol Oxygen and Vanity Fair form an exclusive group?