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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. Currently, Earth Day involves over one billion...
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Designing Media – Bob Mason with Jeremy Merle
This is the fourth interview in Chapter 3 in my new book, Designing Media 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...
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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. Developed by The Information Ecology Group at the MIT Media Lab, The Proverbial Wallets project also includes a concept for a wallet...
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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. Their website is intended to help designers, artists and inventors “streamline the process of innovation and explore what’s possible.” Shape memory polymer that...
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Designing Media – Bargeld & Zhu
This is the fourth interview in Chapter 2 in my new book, Designing Media Erin Zhu and Blixa Bargeld, December 2008 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. I sent...
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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. Below are a few highlights from this months postings. Take a look and join in. Educator Resource Center Conversation Board No Right...
Designing Media – Jimmy Wales
This is the first interview in Chapter 2 in my new book, Designing Media Jimmy Wales, October 2008 Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia in 2001, harnessing voluntary contributions from anyone with sufficient interest and time to create the world’s largest encyclopedia. I was surprised that the first email that I received from him was signed Jimbo,...
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Designing Media – DJ Spooky
This is the seventh in a series of posts about my new book, Designing Media DJ Spooky, AKA Paul D. Miller, October 2009 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...
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Designing Media – Chris Anderson
This is the fifth in a series of posts about my new book, Designing Media Chris Anderson, November 2008 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...