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Cooper-Hewitt: Multiple Choice - Marketing Design in the Twenty-first Century


Join modern design firms Maharam, Design Within Reach and Tricycle as they share their companies' approaches for marketing design. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product, this panel will explore current marketing trends such as consumer customization and online outreach.
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What's Your Footprint?


This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. On April 20, 1970, the first Earth day celebration was launched. It sparked a momentum credited with launching the modern environmental movement and the creation of many environmental laws, such as the landmark Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts
Earth Day, April 22, personal, carbon, footprint, environment, global footprint network, online, questionnaire

Designing Media - Bob Mason with Jeremy Merle


Bob Mason & Jeremy Merle, November 2008 Bob Mason cofounded Brightcove in 2004 with Jeremy Allaire. They saw the possibility of a complete end-to-end solution to deliver video from any creator to any customer, across diverse devices, allowing content owners to have the same breadth of communication that had previously been limited to major corporations and media companies.
Bob Mason, Jeremy Merle, Brightcove, end-to-end, video, delivery, publishing, online, platform, transparent, Interaction Design, designing media, book, Interview, Bill Moggridge

Tangible Tuesdays: Proverbial Wallets


A physical indicator of virtual reality, this leather wallet actually gets harder to open as funds decrease. The wallet “knows” how to behave based on a bluetooth signal from your online banking account.  
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Inventables


Aptly described by one blogger as “Home Depot from the future,” Inventables is a store unlike any other. The materials vendor sells unusual and unreal-sounding stuff, from rubber glass to translucent concrete.
Inventables, online, hardware, store, innovative, materials, vendor, innovation, DIY

Designing Media - Bargeld & Zhu


I read a piece in the paper about the way that Blixa Bargeld and Einstürzende Neubauten were able to survive by fan subscription, thus avoiding the traditional perils of the music industry.
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Educator Conversation Board January Highlights


Cooper-Hewitt’s education department hosts a conversation board for K-12 educators interested in bringing design-based learning into their classroom. The conversation board hosts links to articles and teachers around the country posting their thoughts.
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Designing Media - Jimmy Wales


Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia in 2001, harnessing voluntary contributions from anyone with sufficient interest and time to create the world’s largest encyclopedia.  
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Designing Media - DJ Spooky


Paul Miller may seem a less interesting name than DJ Spooky: That Subliminal Kid, but he makes up for it with his erudite conversation, informed by his background in philosophy and French literature and his experience in art and music. 
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Designing Media - Chris Anderson


I interviewed Chris Anderson in the offices of Wired magazine in San Francisco. He had taken the job of Editor in Chief just before the crash in 2001, so he was faced with hard choices about the future of the magazine.
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