Project update

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Significant Object With New Owner; more on that soon.

Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $20.53
Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $329.33

Coming up this week: Sara Ryan’s story will go up this afternoon. Stories of objects by Bruce Sterling, Rob Baedecker of Kasper Hauser, and more, coming soon.

Still on auction: Time is running out on the golf ball bank with story by Todd Pruzan, and don’t miss the “spotted” dogs with story by Curtis Sittenfeld, among others. More in our eBay shop.

Recent reactions from elsewhere: Flavorpill’s Flavorwire q&a here. Consumerist item here. Contributor Jennifer Michael Hecht offers her point of view on the Best American Poetry blog. Forthcoming contributor Sung J. Woo has thoughts here. (As noted earlier, contributor Susannah Breslin, whose Significant Object is pictured at right with its new owner, offered her contributor-perspective here.)  SmithMag shout-out here. Daily Candy shout-out hereHTMLGIANT‘s thoughts here. Tastes Better With Sprinkles weighs in here. (Did we miss your take? Let us know in the comments.) Our official press-clippings page is here.

Keep up & participate: Get a Significant Object story by email daily, here. Follow on Twitter: @SignificObs. Remember: If you like the project, support these authors by making bids, telling friends and fans and followers and strangers and media contacts, or all of the above. We cannot do this without you!

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Thanks, and enjoy the stories …


Rob Walker is the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, and writes the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine.

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