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Cooper-Hewitt: Designapalooza

Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, authors of Readymade: How to Make (Almost) Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer and Ellen Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself lead a day-long celebration of "DIY" design, showing participants how to translate everyday materials into exciting new objects.
Designapalooza, Shoshana Berger, Grace Hawthorne, Readymade, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, DIY, D.I.Y., Do It Yourself, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Imitates Life - James Korris

James Korris' work is at the forefront of creative visualization in national defense technologies. He came to the defense industry following working Hollywood studio production, producing and writing.
Design Imitates Life, James Korris, Institute for Creative Technologies, ICT, creative visualization, Hollywood, defense, simulation, game-based simulation, military training, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Imitates Life - David Hanson of Hanson Robotics

Artist and scientist David Hanson creates character robots, noted for conversational intelligence, energy efficiency, and expressiveness.
Design Imitates Life, David Hanson, Hanson Robotics, robots, robotics, expressivity, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Imitates Life - Andrew Jimenez of Pixar

Andrew Jimenez is Director of Short groups at Pixar Animation Studios. Together with Brad Bird, Andy developed the use of pre-visualization 2D and 3d storyboard animatics, a technique utilized on both films.
Design Imitates Life, Andrew Jimenez, Pixar, animator, animation, 2D, 3D, pre-visualization, animatics, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design = The Bottom Line

Bruce Nussbaum, Assistant Managing Editor of BusinessWeek leads business luminaries including Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer of IDEO, Claudia Kotchka, Vice President, Design Innovation and Strategy, Procter & Gamble, and Gael Towey, Chief Creative Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as they discuss the importance of design to business.
Business, Bottom Line, Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, Tim Brown, IDEO, Claudia Kotchka, Procter & Gamble, Gael Towey, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Antiques of the Future - Lisa S. Roberts

Which of today's everyday design products will become the antique treasures of tomorrow? Lisa S. Roberts, author of Antiques of the Future, architect and home furnishing designer, will share her tips for collecting and favorite design objects with future value. Participants will leave with the know-how to start their own museum-quality collections with little investment!
Antiques of the Future, Lisa S. Roberts, architect, home furnishing designer, collecting, tips, favorite, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Du Jour - Presentation: The End of the Plate?

Katsuya Fukushima (minibar, Washington, DC) discusses experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food.
Design Du Jour, Katsuya Fukushima, chef, Minibar, Washington DC, food presentation, experimentation, iconoclast, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Unity of Opposites: A Conversation with Doshi-Levien

Join London-based design duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in a conversation about their new furniture collection for Moroso that combines handmade and industrial production, a design approach that reflects a cross-cultural creative process. The discussion is moderated by Julie Lasky, Editor-In-Chief of I.D. Magazine.
Unity of Opposites, Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien, Doshi Levien, Designer, London, Industrial Design, industrial production, handmade, furniture, Moroso, cross-cultural, Julie Lasky, I.D. Magazine, Matilda McQuaid, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton

Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
How Things Work, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, objects, product design, solving problems, keynote, talk, Lecture, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Contemporary Architecture and the Legacy of Piranesi

Some of the most significant architects of our era have cited designer and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi's influence on their work. Learn how architects Peter Eisenman, Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects; Michael Graves, Founder and Principal, Michael Graves & Associates; and Robert Venturi, Principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates are inspired by Piranesi's eclectic and imaginative approach to his designs. Stan Allen, Principle of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, moderates the discussion.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Piranesi, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, influence, legacy, Architecture, 18th century, Italian, contemporary, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Stan Allen, architect, panel, talk, long, public program