Since I am a bit of a hoarder my memex would consist of a variety of objects, images, books, and collections that are important and not important to me. Because I am a hoarder I have a tendency of keeping items that hold no importance to me anymore; but because the item(s) did at one point have a purpose or meaning I keep them around. It is somewhat comforting. I also have a tendency of convincing myself that every object or item I have laying around will one day serve me purpose so I cannot throw it away. Although I am somewhat of a hoarder, I am very organized and OCD about how I arrange my belongings. In addition to my organization skills, I am very dull, uncreative, and simple when it comes to my actual work space.
I imagine my memex as a large varnished wooden desk that leans against a tall white wall. I would want a large window to the left and right side of my memex for light and energy. There would be a white fuzzy carpet underneath my office chair and throw blanket hanging on the back of my chair. Instead of the memex being a complete rectangle, I would want the front of it to curve in, creating a half circle where I would sit in front of. My memex would essentially curve around me so I can have enough space for all my belongings. Underneath my memex would be two horizontal shelves where I can rest my feet.
Placed in the center of my half circle would be a type writer. The typewriter would live inside of the memex and sealed underneath two small wooden sliding doors. There would be a panel, with numbers, on the memex where a code would need to be entered in order to access the type writer. Once the code is entered into that panel, the desk doors would open and the typewriter would rise up on a panel to the surface of the memex. The typewriter would have twenty-six functioning keys that control my memex. Each key would bring forth the objects I press for.
I would have a trash bin enclosed on the very right end of my half circle with a small wooden door on the outside of the memex, controlled by the “M” key. In addition, because I really enjoy music and it contributes to my creative thought process, I would have two speakers inside of my memex on the far left and right corners of the memex that lean against the wall. The “T” and “Y” keys would elevate the speakers to the surface of the memex. The “U” key would connect my speakers to my phones bluetooth. The “F” key would play and pause the music. “G” would play back the track. “H” would skip a track. “J” would lower the volume and “K” would raise the volume.
At the very left end of my half circle would be a small black crate that would hold all of my important everyday belongings. This black crate would hold my iPhone, wallet, keys, blistex, hand lotion, pack of gum, hand sanitizer, tissues, and wipes. The black crate would be controlled by the “X” key. The next crate would be dark gray, medium sized, and would hold my planner and pencil case. The “S” key would control this crate. The next crate would be medium gray, medium sized, and controlled by “Q”. This crate will hold all of my miscellaneous items and belongings. Some of these items being old movie theater tickets, old hockey tickets, old wristbands from nights out, old notes from friends and family, gift cards, scrap paper, and wrappers. Next to this crate would be a large light gray tray, controlled by “W”, with three folders laying on the tray flat. The pink folder would have college rule papers, the blue folder would have white printing paper, and the green folder would have construction paper. The next item would be a large white coffee cup that holds all of my pens, pencils, scissors, rulers, and markers. “E” would bring forth the coffee cup.
On the very far center of my desk, would be bookends on a panel, controlled by “R”. The “R” key would bring forth the entire panel. Between the bookends would hold some of my favorite books such as the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, old picture albums, old textbooks, old binders, and old notebooks. Pressing “I” would scroll through which item I wanted exactly, instead of bringing forth the entire panel, and “O” would confirm my choice and bring it forward. next to the book end panel, on the right, would be a light gray tray with a selection of hand lotions, perfumes, hand sanitizer, and a small tissue box. “P” would bring forth this tray. The next tray would be a medium gray that holds three candles (the scent of fresh linen”, controlled by “A”. The neighboring tray would be dark gray, controlled by “L”. This tray would hold tape, envelopes, stamps, more markers, pens, pencils, and a pencil sharpener. To the right of this tray would be a black small box, controlled by “Z”, that holds my eyeliner, lipglosses, lipsticks, mascara, and more beauty products. This concludes the end of my memex.