The supplemental text I chose to incorporate with this text was “3-D print your way to freedom and prosperity”. This online article involves pictures, and can be updated and accessed by whoever. While the Haltman text is online its on a link you would have to look up or randomly come across. The Haltman text really influenced the way I saw the supplemental text because it had a more effective meaning to it and you could actually visualize deeply what the text was trying to get across. I think if I wouldn’t have read the Haltman text first that I wouldn’t have thought of some of the things the text had thought me to do with expressing objects through material culture. The Haltman text was more influential to me after I read it because it actually paused and told you to stop and visualize an object in your space. The authors wanted you to experience right then, when reading what it would be like to look up and think differently about an object. Also through this I can learn how everyone will see, and feel an object in a different way. To me there wouldn’t be a wrong way to feel the way you feel about an object.
The website was more over the talk of whether the 3D printer is helping or not. Yes it is helping for some things that we really do need, but whats bringing up concern is the regulations that could possibly be broken. One of the main things I got out of reading both of these articles was that you really cant replace an object that already has cultural value. People wouldn’t just take a new printed object over what they already have, it would mean nothing to them. This is why the authors wanted you in the Haltman text to realize, see, and feel the actual object and learn what its actual sentimental meaning is. This is the reason why I said it was a good thing I read the Haltman one first because I wouldn’t have known why some people wont just trade out old things for a brand new printed version. All of this has to do with material culture! Honestly I think it was easier for me to visualize the actual text than the website itself because of how much better the Haltman text deeply described things.
What was challenging for me was coming up with annotations that would help me better understand how to summarize these texts. I just started to put down my thoughts as I was reading and it became easier as I was able to connect with the passages. I feel like for the first time in my literacy practice I was forced to stop and actually visualize something while reading and it helps so much. To read and comprehend what he wants you to do and think about the object better helped me understand what the author wanted to get across. Also critical thinking came into play when having to think about the differences of the articles and picking a side to choose. The Haltman text was very helpful to me, when trying to figure out the meaning and purpose of the online text.