Fantasies of making (2010)
Fantasies of Making, investigates how we come to understand industrially produced materials. It investigates the manufacturing process of Float Glass, a material with no visible trace of its making process; a material which is unblemished, flawless and highly transparent. The paper proposes that the apparent ‘emptiness’ of the material creates a gap that prompts speculation and fantasy - a situation where information not related to Float’s making process (such as the use of glass in magic tricks) contribute to our understanding.
The paper was presented at Hospitality: Transmission, Sheffield Hallam University, July 2010