Design and the Elastic Mind

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The Museum of Modern Art, 2008 - Architecture - 191 pages
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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. Minds today must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, travelling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, drowning in information, or acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime. Design and the Elastic Mind focuses on designers ability to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores and convert them into useful objects and systems. The projects included 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 also features essays by Paola Antonelli; design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey- Williams; visualization design expert Peter Hall; and nanophysicist Ted Sargent that further explore the promising relationship between design and science.
  

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Review: Design and the Elastic Mind

User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

In my quest to read everything by Paola Antonelli, I have already seen much of this MOMA exhibit catalog content in other talks. I especially liked the section on information display. Now a little dated and chaotic. Read full review

Review: Design and the Elastic Mind

User Review  - Goodreads

In my quest to read everything by Paola Antonelli, I have already seen much of this MOMA exhibit catalog content in other talks. I especially liked the section on information display. Now a little dated and chaotic. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
4
Design and the Elastic Mind
14
Applied Curiosity
46
Portfolio 2
77
Critical Visualization
129
Portfolio 5
153
Index
165
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