Significant Objects at MoMA
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos

As previously announced, on Wednesday, November 2, Rob Walker will “orchestrate an evening of responses to objects” in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects.

Rob Walker and HiLobrow’s Joshua Glenn co-organized the Significant Objects project; the Significant Objects book will be published by Fantagraphics in the summer of 2012.

Participants in Talk to Me include HiLobrow friends Ben Greenman, author and editor, The New Yorker; and Cintra Wilson, culture critic.

IMAGE: Kacie Kinzer. Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Tweenbot. 2009. Cardboard, paper, ink, batteries, motor, and wheels. 36 x 8 1/2 x 14″ (91.4 x 21.6 x 35.6 cm). Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, 2011. Photo © Scott Rudd

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Joshua Glenn is an author, publisher, and semiotic analyst. He is co-author (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) of THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and co-author (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) of the family activities guide UNBORED and three forthcoming spinoffs, including UNBORED Games. He is editor of HILOBROW and publisher of the Radium Age science fiction imprint HiLoBooks. Also: Glenn manages a secretive online community known as the Hermenautic Circle; he is founding editor of the e-book club Save the Adventure; and he's a frequent co-host of Boing Boing's podcast GWEEK. In the ’00s, Glenn was an editor, columnist, and blogger for the Boston Globe's IDEAS section, he co-founded the international semiotics website SEMIONAUT, and contributed to CABINET, SLATE, and elsewhere. In the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT, worked as a dotcom and magazine editor, and contributed to THE BAFFLER, FEED, and elsewhere. His publishing company is King Mixer, LLC; and his semiotic analysis consultancy is Semiovox LLC. He lives in Boston with his wife and children.