Monday, October 4, 2004

How to do things with boxes

Rather than diving into John Austin's How To Do Things With Words tonight, I'm refueling.  Presented on Foucault--again--tonight; that went well.  Tomorrow I carry on about Ways of Reading in an online distance curric. for FYC--talk and talk until folks are yawning or fifteen minutes passes, whichever comes first.

And to restore my creative groove tonight, I knew what I'd do at the moment D. pulled the last Puffs tissue from the box here in the office: box bot.  I'm ashamed to say I can't remember the sequence of links that led me to this the other day (Metafilter?  Slashdot?  Some kind, unattributed blogger on my roll or one degree removed?).  Shameful, but I'm filled with gratitude if it's worth anything.

Here's the bot.  Unremarkable, perhaps, but carved, scissor notch by scissor notch, from a drab, empty Puffs box--a box pulled empty of its puffy softness by the whole family's first cold in Syracuse. 

Box bot

You really should try one--even especially if it turns into something you never imagined.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at October 4, 2004 10:32 PM to Media

It's so cute! I think I'll make one too.

Posted by: Clancy at October 9, 2004 12:45 PM

It was a fun distraction--relaxing and easy. I had no idea how it would turn out; from consumer packaging to ideo-morph, you can't be sure what you'll get, whether from a macaroni box or a popsicle box. But the bots are in there. Can't wait to see what you come up with (and I'm anxiously waiting for more box-bot-makers who will post their creations v. soon).

Posted by: Derek at October 9, 2004 1:24 PM