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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Definitions for bricolage

  1. Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.

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Citations for bricolage
The Internet is a global bricolage, lashing together unthinkable complexities of miscellaneous computers with temporary lengths of phone line and fiber optic, bits of Ethernet cable and strings of code. Bernard Sharratt, New York Times
Cooking with leftovers was bricolage--a dialogue between the cook and the available materials. Susan Strasser, Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash
Origin of bricolage
Bricolage comes from the French, from bricole, "trifle; small job."