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Museum Docents


Be part of the New Cooper-Hewitt! We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 Docent Program at Cooper-Hewitt. Docents are an important extension of the Museum’s educational outreach to engage the public about historical and contemporary design and provide both public and private tours of our exhibitions.  We are looking for articulate, intelligent, and motivated people who are willing to make a long term commitment to the Cooper-Hewitt community and to share their enthusiasm for design.
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Why Design Now?: Mapungubwe National Park Interpretive Center


Why? Preindustrial construction methods can provide fundamental lessons about sustainable design and environmental impact today. In this site-specific installation, thin tile vaults stretching across large spaces without formwork is part of a 700-year-old construction method that is energy-efficient, utilizes local materials, and achieves high structural strength. All of these factors have important applications in the developing world, where low-cost construction and durability are model standards for any building project.
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Bill's Design Talks: Nonobject—A Radical New Approach to Design


Does form always follow function? Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices challenge this convention. Among this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, Founder and Principal of Nonobject Studio. Lukic's design philosophy presents an entirely new way of developing and experiencing the world of objects and our relationship with them.
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Monday Enhancement: Virtual Bling


The Man Who Knows Everything is the name of a new jewelry collection from London designer Hannah Martin. The collection is inspired by the Count of St. Germain, an eighteenth-century German alchemist who chased immortality.
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TYPEFACE


TYPEFACE is an application that creates a custom font using facial recognition via your computer's Webcam. The sophisticated software even allows you to make silly faces at the camera and watch as the typeface adjusts in real time.
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Designing Media - Mark Zuckerberg


Mark stares at you from the cover of this week’s Time Magazine with intense green eyes.
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Armadillo Suits, Soil Lamps, Folded Bikes, Oh My!


This year the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial: Why Design Now? explores topics of sustainable design. Current global climate changes and economic slumps have provided a platform for designers to create even more innovative works to aid the world around us
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Mobilizing Resources


The majority of India’s poor still live in rural villages, while the many living in the urban areas have increasing purchasing power.
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