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The GRiD Compass Laptop and the Space Shuttle


Having grown up with the “space race” as a national preoccupation for so many years – which provided not only a stage for scientific exploration but also for some the twentieth century’s most notable technological developments – I find it hard to believe that the Space Shuttle just completed its 130th and final mission.
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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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Designing Media - Introduction


I was working on Designing Media for a couple of years while I was still at IDEO, before coming to the Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a partner volume to my first book Designing Interactions in that it combines the book with a DVD and a website, www.designing-media.com. 
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Looking into Local Projects


Jake Barton of Local Projects, National Design Award Finalist in 2010 and 2006, warmly welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members for a behind-the-scenes look at his media-design firm.
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Why Design Now? Conference, October 1st


There was a deluge at dawn on Friday, canceling many trains and tempting people to stay at home, in spite of their commitment to arrive at Jazz at Lincoln Center by 9:00 am for the start of the WHY DESIGN NOW? Solving Global Challenges Conference.
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On Transparency


What does it mean to want everyone to have access to knowledge about everything businesses and government are doing? Is the act of living with transparent things merely a tugging at the will to become invisible, to have less impact on the environment? 
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The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia


Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the green materials consultancy Ecolect. 
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The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia


Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the green materials consultancy Ecolect. 
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Understanding the American Experience


The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit."
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A Resource for All Designers?


As Cooper-Hewitt a national design organization and a part of the Smithsonian, I wonder how we can increase and diffuse knowledge for designers of all disciplines?
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