!!! techn010ffspring !!! GLOG POST 0.007

IG POST 0.007 !!! techn010ffspring !!! [lea-and-the-ball-of-wool-lumpechtomy-with-carriesbrower-high-chair-for-butt-grab-that-is-pooping-clara-fords-electric-flying-car-is-an-unproductive-solution-for-emotional-labor] { [V.1]}. 

This technology provides the viewer with emotional labor. The technology includes hair, breasts, a bottom, an old photograph, a patented high chair, a reaching doll hand, a flying car-bus, and a rainbow. Things explode and become sparkles and shatter and become colorful floating balls. There are even bubbles!!!! I feel better already!  

The first inspiration for this project was the call for “unproductive solutions” by Rebekah Modrak. 

The setting for the machine is derived from the silent film, “Lea and the ball of wool. (Lea e il gomitolo).” (Cines, 1913) as discussed in the book by Maggie Hennefeld, “Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes”. I am inspired by Hennefeld’s description of the main character as having “wild corporeality” (p. 86) and how Hennefeld places her in the category of “Revenge Seekers: Like adult versions of the adolescent prankster characters, these women perform comical-destructive antics that are motivated by their overriding desires for revenge” (p. 91). 

The patent included in the machine was mentioned in the book by Autumn Stanley, “Mothers and Daughters of Invention: Notes for A Revised History of Technology”. It is US Patent No. 608,359 by Carrie E. Brower in 1898 for a reclining high-chair. 

Link to project “unproductive solutions” by Rebekah Modrak. https://unproductivesolutions.com/ 

Link to book, “Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes”, by Maggie Hennefeld http://cup.columbia.edu/book/specters-of-slapstick-and-silent-film-comediennes/9780231179478 

Link to silent film, “Lea and the ball of wool. (Lea e il gomitolo)” (Cines, 1913) https://vimeo.com/92624546 

Link to US PATENT No. 608,359 from 1898 by Carrie E. Brower patents.google.com/patent/US608359A 

Link to book, “Mothers and Daughters of Invention: Notes for A Revised History of Technology”, with patents by women by Autumn Stanley https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/mothers-and-daughters-of-invention/9780813521978 

Link to more information on this technology: https://sarahbuckius.com/technologies-4-emotional-labor-4-women-mothers-t4el4wm/ 

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