Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $101.05.
Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $2,434.22
Coming up this week: In yet another astoundingly cool collaboration, Significant Objects teams up this week with The Center For Cartoon Studies. That’s right — in a special series, three objects will be infused with Significance by young hotshot practitioners of “sequential art,” a/k/a comics. This team-up has been in the works for a while, and we’re really excited about the results, which you’ll see today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. We have Center For Cartoon Studies director James Sturm to thank for making this happen. The work his students came up with was amazing, as you’ll see in the days ahead. Don’t miss it.
And as if that weren’t enough: Yes, the winner of our team-up contest with Slate will be published this Friday! We’re excited about that, too, though we’d be lying if we told we you we already knew the winner. Turns out there were more than 600 entries! We couldn’t be more pleased about that level of response, and are still trying come to terms with the notion that hundreds of people invented stories about a BBQ sauce jar that Josh bought for 75 cents. Anyway, tune in Friday for the winning story. Big thanks again to the Slate folks for making this long-hoped-for contest a reality. (And apologies for monopolizing much of your editing staff in the effort to assess all these entries in a timely fashion!)
Recent reactions from elsewhere: The Basketball Trophy‘s owner says this. I was interviewed about S.O. by charming Nora Young for CBC’s Spark. There was more recent stuff but I’ll have to round it up later — there are Slate contest entries to read. For more reactions see our Press Page. Did we miss your take? Please let us know in the comments.
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