Design and the Elastic Mind

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Over the past few decades, we have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter and individuality. Today our minds must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, traveling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information or acting fast in order to preserve a bit of down-time. Organized by Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art Curator of Architecture and Design, Design ...
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Overview

Over the past few decades, we have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter and individuality. Today our minds must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, traveling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information or acting fast in order to preserve a bit of down-time. Organized by Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art Curator of Architecture and Design, Design and the Elastic Mind focuses on the ability of designers to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores, and to convert them into useful objects and systems. Included projects range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this volume features essays exploring the promising relationship between design and science by Antonelli, design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey-Williams, visualization design expert Peter Hall and nanophysicist Ted Sargent.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870707322
  • Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in February of 1994. Her first exhibition for the museum, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995) was followed by many successful shows, includingThresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands, Achille Castiglioni: Design!, and Safe. Antonelli has taught at the University of California in Los Angeles and has lectured extensively on design in North America, Japan and Europe.

Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in February of 1994. Her first exhibition for the museum, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995) was followed by many successful shows, includingThresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands, Achille Castiglioni: Design!, and Safe. Antonelli has taught at the University of California in Los Angeles and has lectured extensively on design in North America, Japan and Europe.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Glenn D. Lowry Lowry, Glenn D. 4

Preface Barry Bergdoll Bergdoll, Barry 8

Design and the Elastic Mind Paola Antonelli Antonelli, Paola 14

Portfolio 1 28

Applied Curiosity Hugh Aldersey-Williams Aldersey-Williams, Hugh 46

Portfolio 2 58

Nanotechnology: Design in the Quantum Vernacular Ted Sargent Sargent, Ted 80

Portfolio 3 98

Critical Visualization Peter Hall Hall, Peter 120

Portfolio 4 132

All Together Now! Paola Antonelli Antonelli, Paola 150

Portfolio 5 162

Index 186

Photograph Credits 189

Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art 191

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