Artifacts and Identity Written Assignment
Artifacts are personal objects that we use to announce our identities and to personalize our environments. In effect, we personalize spaces though the use of meaningful objects. Follow these two steps to complete your 1-page written assignment: First, consider an artifact that is prominently displayed by a friend or co-worker – either at home or in some other space. In 1-2 paragraphs, explain how this artifact has influenced your interpretation of this person’s identity. Is your perception more positive or negative because of this artifact display? Why? Second, consider a prominent artifact that you display in your home or in your workplace. In 1-2 paragraphs, analyze what message about your identity that other people are likely to infer from this display. Does this artifact convey the image that you would choose to present? Why or why not?