Rob Walker




Rob Walker writes about design, technology, business, branding, the arts, and other subjects. His column, The Workologist, appears in the Sunday Business section of The New York Times, and he is a contributing writer to Design Observer. He is the co-editor (with Joshua Glenn) of the book Significant Objects: 100 Extaordinary Stories about Ordinary Things (2012), and the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are (2008), and Letters From New Orleans (2005). The Hypothetical Development Organization, a collaborative project co-founded by Walker, G.K. Daby and Ellen Susan, was included in the U.S. exhibition at the 2012 Venice Biennale. From 2004-2011 Walker wrote the column "Consumed" for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Wired, The New Republic, Slate, Print, and many other publications. He is often called on as an expert commentator on the subject of material culture and branding, notably in the documentary Objectified.

BS, Radio-Television-Film (Critical-Cultural Studies), University of Texas at Austin, 1990




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