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The Anti-GeekDad, Circa 1914

Featured in GeekDad a couple of days ago:

I submit for your attention this comic strip from 95 years ago regarding the exploits of a ‘lectric-obsessed child and his less-than-supportive father. (Click through for the rest of the comic.)The Anti-GeekDad, Circa 1914, Jan 2009

This is a really cool insight into how tinkering (and electricity) were viewed at the turn of the last century through public art. Granted it’s a caricature, but ironically it seems like tinkering and being fascinated with technical intricacies were still considered uncool until the 2000s.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.