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In Search of Significant Objects : The Value of Stories


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Pretty freakin' mind blowing. I just read the Alien Toy story - wow! Great concept and fantastic examples of how the narrative can REALLY help sell.... I'm going to have to take a long, hard look at my Blog now...
#1 Glenn on 2012-04-05 12:55 (Reply)
Be sure to put a link into this blog comment when you are done so we can read too..
#1.1 Duann on 2012-04-05 16:39 (Reply)
I would put a link in the Homepage field except that this is another Bug in the Shapeways site... whenever I put my Wordpress URL into that field I get rejected as Spam.... I have notifed Shapeways by email...
#1.1.1 Glenn on 2012-04-05 18:50 (Reply)
Oh awesome. I knew stories could sell stuff (movie merchandise, being a huge example), but I didn't realise just how effective a simple short story could be!
#2 Charlotte (Homepage) on 2012-04-05 16:33 (Reply)
ah, thanks for letting me know this is happening for you as well.

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#3 duann on 2012-04-05 18:54 (Reply)
Great post, thank you, guess in the end we are still analogue beings wanting to have a relationship to the devices we purchase.

I'm about to upload 3 designs for iPad accessories, and will be sure to create a narrative for them. (have been prototyping on my z650, but leave the resale part for the awesome shapeways guys)
#4 Bo (Homepage) on 2012-04-06 20:21 (Reply)
Of course it helps to have William Gibson write the short story for you and to make sure the proceeds go to charity... and to promote like crazy the whole project. This is somewhat more effective than having Joe Nobody write a story to sell his own object for his own financial gain :-)

I'm currently working on a story for one of my own items so we'll see how well this pans out for this Joe Nobody.
#5 Glenn on 2012-04-09 17:20 (Reply)

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