The Significant Objects Project Looks At What Gives An Object Its Worth

Boston Phoenix | September 10, 2009
Significant Objects works thusly: a tchotchke is bought for a buck or two at a thrift store. A writer is told to craft the trinket's fictional back-story. The object is listed on eBay with that tall tale as its descriptor. The winning bidder gets the object; the proceeds of the sale go to the writer.

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