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Camera, Lytro, 2012
Living Images
Throughout the history of photography, advances in technology – from daguerreotype to digital photography – have continued to propel the field forward. The Lytro camera represents the first major shift in consumer photography since digital image capture was invented in 1975, and marks a significant turning point in photography’s history by offering users the possibility...
Babajob – Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
Description of Babajob, a mobile and web based program aimed at connecting employers with job seekers in India.
The 21st-century Design Library
A conversation about libraries in the 21st century. This event was held in Cooper-Hewitt's newly renovated National Design Library. Features Gary E. Strong, University Librarian, UCLA, and Stephen H. Van Dyk, Head of the Art Division, Smithsonian Libraries. Moderated by Nancy E. Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries.
4 Questions 4: Matt Webb
Here’s the first installment of our new series, 4 Questions 4, which poses four questions to designers who work primarily in the technology and media space. Our first guest is Matt Webb, CEO and Principal of London-based design studio Berg. Matt was passing through New York on the heels of CES2012, and we took that...
Monday Enhancement: Disappearing Hardware
Lots of designers are using video simulations or video prototypes to develop ideas that aren't yet possible. Some of the most fun ideas imagine a digital world in which our hardware devices shrink, dissolve, or vanish altogether. This animation from Keiichi Matsuda shows a futuristic lifestyle full of data but devoid of devices. According to...
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Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
Cities don’t make people poor; they attract poor people. The flow of less advantaged people into cities from Rio to Rotterdam demonstrates urban strength, not weakness.” Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City The first exhibition in this series, Design for the Other 90%, sparked an international dialogue about how design could improve the lives of...
Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel – Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula
Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
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John Maeda from the Adobe Museum of Digital Media
John Maeda talks about Neue Craft The most recent addition to the the Adobe Museum of Digital Media is a lecture by John Maeda called A+B=C (Atoms+Bits=Craft). Once you get past the Museum’s virtual architecture, which I talked about in my blog on Tuesday (March 29th), you find yourself in John’s world, where he stands...
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Defining Open Source Hardware
Officially announced this month, version 1.0 of the definition for Open Source Hardware is complete. Similar to Open Source Software, Open Source Hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The Arduino Microcontroller is an example...