Cool Hunting Video Presents: Design and the Elastic Mind
Pushing the boundaries design and technology, the ambitious MoMA exhibition includes a system for turning corpses into batteries, robots that act as personal climatizers and DNA origami
To document MoMA's wonderful, monumental exhibit spanning design, science and technology, "Design and the Elastic Mind," we enlisted the help of the show's esteemed curator, Paola Antonelli. Paola speaks in detail about several of the exhibits, including "The Afterlife," a system for turning corpses into batteries, robots that act as personal climatizers and DNA origami. She also weighs in on her curatorial approach, addressing the role of the designer, her mission to shift public perception of design and how design revolutionizes our lives.
As always, but especially in this case, we hope CH inspires you to experience this show firsthand. It's up through May 2008, see details below.
If you absolutely can't make it in person, the website, designed by the renowned Yugo Nakamura, is full of information organized into an extremely pleasing UI and the book (available online from the MoMA store) is a must-have resource for designers, educators and the curious.
Design and the Elastic Mind
Through 12 May 2008
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019 map
tel. +1 212 708 9400