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



Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011); and he is co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.