The object that defined your 2020
What one thing will you look at and always remember this year? We asked some KUOW staff, and we'd love to hear from you too.
2020: the year that launched a million memes.
A global pandemic and global political turmoil, historic fires, travel restrictions, enforced separation – and most of us, watching it all unfold from inside our homes.
University of Washington professor Joe Janes' fall course "Objects, Memory, the Future and You" made us wonder: what’s an object you’ll never look at again without thinking of this year?
Whether it’s the vintage camera that forced you out of hibernation for socially distant walks, or the belt sander you bought to tackle an outdoor project at home, we want to know.
You can see more of Liz's moves on Twitter, and share your own pandemic object with us:
- What was your object? Please tell us about it, in 1,000 words or less. Your answer may be edited down.
- Send us two photos of your object: one vertical, one horizontal. Stand left or right of your object, have someone take a photo. If you are alone, set your camera timer, lean camera against a mug handle, lens facing you. The image should have you from waist/chest up.
- Email to email@example.com or fill out this Google form