Sr Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, The Museum of Modern Art @curiousoctopus
&Design is my first curatorial foray into VR—with good old friend Mikon van Gastel and his superlative team at Sibling Rivalry, not to mention the generous support of Samsung VR. .
It is an episodic series on design as it intersects the most important aspects of human life. The first episode—which just premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival and is now is streaming on SamsungVR.com—is devoted to Death, and in particular to Neri Oxman’s and MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter Group’s breathtaking death masks collection called Vespers. .
More episodes are coming soon—on Death and on Self, to begin with—exploring the work of Pia Interlandi and Hiroshi Ishiguro, as well as the Imago camera. We have a website: @anddesignvr
You’ll hear about the winner of the Lexus Design Awards after we, the Jury, deliver our verdict. I’ll take this opportunity to highlight all the finalists. RECYCLED FIBER PLANTER by Eriko Yokoi (Japan, mentored di Sou Fujimoto); HONEST EGG by aesthetid (Malaysia, mentored by Jessica Walsh); TESTING HYPOTHETICALS by Extrapolation Factory (USA, mentored by Formafantasma); and CO-RKs by Digitalab (Portugal, mentored by Lindsay Adelman). #lexusdesignawards#lda#milandesignweek#milandesignweek2018#salonedelmobile#design
At the MoMA R&D Salon titled “AI: Artificial Imperfection” last Tuesday, Stephanie Dinkins talked about how artists can help humans relate to technology, artificial intelligence, bias, and each other. And of course, she also spoke about her pal, social and sociable robot BINA48. The other great speakers were Kate Crawford, Fernanda Viégas, Rediet Abebe, and Martin Wattenberg, and several others—Addie Wagenknecht and Hugo Liu among them—contributed video chimes. Please use the link in the bio to find out more. #ai#artificialintelligence#bina48#robot
Board games are design, too. Some are good design, other really, and I say REALLY bad. I cannot believe I’ve lived in New York for 24 years and I did not know The Uncommons! It is a game cafe, a library, a living museum, an Aladdin cave. Meet fellow curator Uriel Clavijo, proudly showing us one of his freaky treasures. #boardgames#theuncommons#otherdesign#gamespeopleplay#boardgamegeek#boardgames