The significance of an object is directly related to how interesting the object’s story is. Need proof? Just ask Rob Walker. In an experiment designed to explore the importance of narrative in relation to the value of objects, he joined forces with several storytellers and let them spin their tales in an effort to give value to just about anything — which is how a $3 figure of a toe-tapping Russian fetched almost $200 in an eBay auction. Dubbed an object slam and literary smackdown, Walker’s experiment is... More >>>