Weekly Project Update

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Sea Captain Pipe Rest (Story by Michael Atkinson) in its new home.

Sea Captain Pipe Rest (Story by Michael Atkinson) in its new home.

Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $111.03

Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $2,718.22

Coming up this week: Yes, yes, the Slate contest winner. Sorry for the delay!

Recent reactions from elsewhere: Jawbone.TV assesses the project (and its relationship to advertising, among other things), here; a very thorough analysis. S.O. contributor Nick Asbury asked me some questions about the project, answered here. For more reactions see our Press Page. Did we miss your take? Please let us know in the comments.

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Remember: If you like the project, support these authors by making bids, commenting on the stories, telling friends and fans and followers and strangers and media contacts, or all of the above. 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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