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“Have you ever stopped and wondered about the objects surrounding you? Have you purchased or acquired things that are either part of your daily life or sit on the shelf and collect dust? In particular, have you ever wondered about the journey all those electronic devices and machines we interact with on a personal and professional level took to become what they are, and what will happen to them long after we’ve moved onto the next device?

Take a laptop for example. What would you want to know about the laptop? What can you learn about yourself, your culture, or your globalization in general from a single device? How does that laptop’s social, technical, professional, and personal life intersect with the lives of the people involved in each stage of its production, distribution, consumption, and ultimate destruction I invite you to consider the following questions.”

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