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How many different manufactured objects do you lay hands on in an average day? From the moment you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock until the moment you switch off the lights and snuggle into bed, almost every second involves an interaction between you and a manufactured object of some sort.
And while most of us can appreciate the beauty in the design of, say, an iPhone, we don't often think of the people who design the more mundane items we use every day. Who chose the array of colors your toothbrush comes in? Why are your forks shaped the way they are? And how does design make an item more user-friendly and more personal?
Tonight's screening of the feature-length documentary Objectified should help answer those questions. Director Gary Hustwit uses verite footage and in-depth conversations to examine the creative processes of some of the world's most influential product designers -- as well as how their designs impact personal expression, identity, consumerism and sustainability. Objectified screens at the Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, for one night only; Hustwit will be present for a post-film discussion. The film is at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $15. Call 303-352-1992 to get details.
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