As any worker bee will tell you, the beige modularity and low-slung fluorescent lights of today’s offices are hardly inspiring. But Nikil Saval’s literary flair and fascinating research reveal the intrigue lurking in the spaces where we spend our 9 to 5 lives. From the clerks in Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” to the design of Herman Miller desk chairs, Saval’s Cubed traces the surprising and illuminating history behind our modern workaday existence.

Biography of Speaker/Presenter: 
Nikil Saval, an editor of n 1, lives in Philadelphia. Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace is his first book.