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“Elephants Dream” included in New York's Museum of Modern Art exhibit

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eleph_moma.jpgThe Elephants Dream project continues to leave an impression...

Bassam Kurdali (director of Elephants Dream) writes:

I have some nice news about Elephants Dream: The curators at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC included it in their new exhibit “design and the elastic mind”. Great news, and it does look like a really nice exhibit.

About the Exhibit (from moma.org)

Design and the Elastic Mind
February 24–May 12, 2008

In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design's most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user's interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.

The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

15 Comments

  1. It's true that when I saw Elephants Dream by the FIRST time I didn't like it :P
    ...but that was only because my brain still wasn't ready for this master piece ;)
    I'm very glad that it was made and that it was inclueded in the museum exhibit :D

  2. Giovanni Gallo on

    That's fantastic!
    The MOMA is the treasure chests of the BEST of the last 150 years in art.
    I was there last week, could'n go to the "Elastic mind" becasue the preview was only for MOMA members.
    But to be in the same palce where the immortal Andy is... bravo Bassam! Evviva Ton! Grandissimo Blender!
    Sono felice!!!!!

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