Today we are surrounded by artifacts that describe our culture without us even realizing it. I’m sure 100 years ago people would have never guessed the Titanic would be an icon for that time period and we would be trying to resurrect artifacts and learn about that phase of boat engineering even today. While we sit here right now typing on our computer completing school work or browsing the internet we are actually using something people 100 years from now will look back on and be astonished we were using something so simple.
A cultural artifact is anything that is created by humans to give information about what that group is about. Artifacts are used today to determine how others lived in a time period where there was nothing documented. There are different types of artifacts as well, such as priceless paintings, the tire, or music. There is no better way to learn history than through the things that are left behind that describe the culture.
The artifact that I believe describes the culture I live in today is the iPad. I think this describes how we live more today than anything else. We as a society seem to always be attached to some sort of electronic device and the newest and most popular of those is the iPad. Today you can do almost everything from the comforts of your home while using the iPad and internet access. You can download music, movies, shop, work, and play all from one device.
The iPad started in 2010 as a simple keyboard free, touch screen tablet made by the company Mac. Since then there have been four different versions of it including a miniature one as well. The newer ones include a camera, video camera, and microphone built in to aid in the different applications you can use...