In June 2013 a team of ten early career researchers was formed to participate in the 100 Hours project. From the beginning, 100 Hours had been envisaged as a collaborative enterprise and so making sure the individuals could work together in interesting ways was an important starting point. To begin with, each researcher had a strong interest in material culture but approached this topic, variously, from the perspective of art history, geography, fine art, history, science and technology studies, and design. Many of the 100 Hours researchers already had an interdisciplinary background or approach to their research. As the project progresses, we will find the connections and dissonances between the researchers’ work in order to trace the outcomes of the collective, as well as the individual, endeavour.