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Cooper-Hewitt: Pioneers of Change: New Collaborations


Pioneers of Change celebrates the blurring of low- and high brow, questioning the difference between the design world and the normal world. How can non-professionals play an intricate role in realizing creative projects? Moderator: Julie Iovine, Executive Editor Architects Newspaper Panelists: Jake Barton, Local Projects Pascale Gatzen, Painted Arne Hendriks, Platform 21 Scott Stowell, Open
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Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards Winners' Panel


Michael Bierut, this year's winner of the Design Mind award, discusses the state of contemporary design with our National Design Awards winners: Tom Kundig, FAIA; Scott Stowell (OPEN); Ralph Rucci; Lucinda Sanders (OLIN); and Charles Harrison.
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Designing Media - Jorge Just


While studying history and political science, Jorge fell in love with the public radio program This American Life, so he taught himself to edit audio, moved to Chicago, and applied for an internship with the program. Ira Glass gave him the opportunity and helped him learn the art of storytelling.
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Designing Media - Chad Hurley


I’m looking forward very much to interviewing Chad Hurley on Thursday March 24th, in one of “Bill’s Design Talks” at the Cooper-Hewitt. When I interviewed him for Designing Media, he started with a large cup of Peet’s coffee in his hand, but he spoke so fluently and continuously that I don’t think he had more than one sip of his drink during the entire interview, which lasted over an hour.
Chad Hurley, YouTube, media, entrepreneur, graphic design, video, sharing, Open, platform, simple, functionality, prediction, Convergence, Bill Moggridge, designing media, Interview, MIT press, design media

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 - Mark Zuckerberg


Mark stares at you from the cover of this week’s Time Magazine with intense green eyes.
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National Design Awards: Open Call for Nominations


Nominations for the 2011 National Design Awards are now open! Conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt to honor the best in American design, the Awards are now in their twelfth year. This year the nomination process is open to the public for the first time.  
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Jacquard Weave X-Change


After putting the textile into proper archival storage, I promptly forgot about it as I went about doing the rest of my work. That is, until I had the fortune to bump into a woman named Bethanne Knudson at a Brooklyn dinner party a few weeks ago. 
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"Green" Exhibition Design


Most people go to exhibitions to look at the objects. Eggheads go to read the labels. Design geeks (and museum professionals like myself) want to study the installation itself.
Design for a LIving World, Exhibition, design, Pentagram, sustainable, practices, images, Ami Vitale, photojournalist, aluminum, panels, reflection, light, biodegradable, direct-to-substrate-dye-sublimation, printing, embed, durable, scratch-resistant, recyclable, shingles, Jeremy Hoffman, graphic designer, models, montages, expense, comparison, materials, reduction, Open, scaffolds, informal, techniques, FSC, certified, Medite II, fiberboard, recovered, formaldehyde-free, resin, Chul R KIm

Innovation, Deviance and Design


In this growing area of design innovations are evident in numerous forms. Not limited to current technologies these designers sample from current, emerging and out-moded technologies to provide low cost effective solutions to benefit the poor and marginalized.
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