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Design and the Elastic Mind

Design and the Elastic Mind
Library Shelf Location 38.ANTO
Publication Date May 2008
Description 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.
ISBN 9780870707322
Quantity 1
Pages 192 Pages
Authors Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Paola Antonelli, Peter Hall, Ted Sargent
Format Paperback
Publisher Museum of Modern Art, New York
Category Design/Graphic Design
Keyword Interfaces
Language English

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