RW Quarterly Report: Live PROJECT:OBJECT event in New Orleans, more.
|Rob Walker||Sep 17, 2017|
It's been eight months since my last "quarterly" report, which is a rather poor showing even by my standards. I'll be as concise as I can to make up for lost time.
The last quarterly report announced the launch of PROJECT:OBJECT, and the most interesting news I have is all around that. Most notably, our first ever LIVE EVENT is coming September 28 at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. This is a collaboration with the terrific live storytelling series Bring Your Own, and the excellent CAC bookstore, The Stacks. It riffs off the current CAC show Ephemera Obscura.
"THE THING IS ..." will present live stories about personal objects from Nathaniel Rich, Anne & Susan Gisleson, Michael Tisserand, Alia Ali, Juyanne James, Yuri Herrera, and more. Plus food, booze, and live music. Details here and here.
If you're in New Orleans, please check it out; if you're not, tell your N.O. friends.
OTHER PROJECT OBJECT NEWS Our first PROJECT:OBJECT Volume, Political Objects, wrapped in March. Our second, Talismanic Objects, ran from April to June. We're currently nearing the end of the third volume, Illicit Objects.
Illicit Objects includes our first-ever batch of audio stories. In an exciting development, you can hear all eight of those on a special episode of the fantastic podcast, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything. Give it a listen here.
Next up: Lost Objects, which will feature our first-ever collaboration with illustrators -- 25 terrific artists depicting objects lost in a variety of ways by our latest batch of top-notch writers.
To catch up on all published PROJECT:OBJECT stories and get a peek at what's coming up, go here.
To acquire stylish PROJECT:OBJECT objects (proceeds to ACLU), visit projectobject.threadless.com.
AS FOR THE DAY JOB...
Here are a couple of pieces I published earlier in the year that you may have missed:
Symbolic Value: The Logo in the 21st Century, Fortune, June 16, 2017 The Musical Architecture Of New Orleans’ Music Box Village, The Organist (podcast), April 27, 2017 How Walmart Is Tricking People Into Saving Money, The Atlantic, May 2017 Celebrating Design Without Contending With It, NewYorker.com, February 14, 2017 The D.I.Y Revolutionaries of the Pussyhat Project, NewYorker.com, January 25, 2017
Since June I've been working on a larger project (more on that next time, maybe) that's slowed down the piecework, but The Workologist continues apace, and you can catch up with and/or follow that and any other piecework on Facebook.
PLAYLIST (on Spotify)
"Soul Fever Blues," Parov Stelar/Muddy Waters
"Sweaty Bangs," Moon Tiger
"Easy As It Seems," The Mavericks
"Suicide and Lazy Eyes," Rainer Maria
"Picture Perfect," The Regrettes
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