It's a Material World

Arts & Culture
1:15 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Recycled Highway Signs Point to Home for Madison Resident

The highway signs that "patched" the home Carol Bracewell bought
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields interviews Madison homeowner Carol Bracewell.

A Madison woman finds her new home’s previous tenant found a way to recycle old highway signs - and repair his floors at the same time.

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Arts & Culture
5:03 am
Thu July 18, 2013

At the End of Your Rope? Just Make More

Old World Wisconsin interpreter Dirk Hildebrandt demonstrates how our ancestors made a key piece of farm equipment.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields takes a trip to Old World Wisconsin to learn about rope-making.

When was the last time you found yourself in need of some reliable rope?

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Arts & Culture
4:48 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Art Show Reinvents the Bicycle Wheel

Architect and artist Emily Scali's bike wall
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields interviews artist Austin Ohm and architect Emily Scali.

Artists aim to create artwork that's both "beautiful and functional" from bicycle parts.

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Arts & Culture
6:15 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Don't Touch? Not at This Museum

The Wildernest at the Madison Children's Museum offers young kids a hands-on museum experience.
Credit Courtesy of The Design Coalition

How do you design a museum that's eco- and kid-friendly?

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Collector's Souvenirs Recreate Historic Southern California

Swag based on the popular 19th-century novel "Ramona"
Credit Dydia DeLyser

Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to a souvenir collection who takes things to the next level.

A souvenir is usually something someone brings back from somewhere they paid a visit. But what happens when the somewhere no longer exists? That's the question material culture contributor Gianofer Fields sought to answer in her latest "It's a Material World" segment.

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