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