The Black Box

"... But these objects all came from somewhere, these objects had a life before we bought them. The things we own spend weeks or even months on factory floors in warehouses and storage rooms, on trucks and in shipping containers. They pass through the hands of dozens of underpaid workers, hurried through endless networks of transit. Our things traveled a long journey to reach us, crisscrossing global supply chains before finally coming to rest in our homes ..."


The Black Box is a slide lecture exploring, among other topics, more than a century of the history of online shopping. 124 slides, approximately one hour.

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