Sunday 6 April 2008

Design and the Elastic Mind: Cool Hunting Video by Gregory Mitnick

To document MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition spanning design, science and technology, Cool Hunting enlisted the exhibitions's esteemed curator, Paola Antonelli. Paola speaks in detail about several of the exhibits, including "The Afterlife," a system for turning corpses into batteries, robots that act as personal climatizers and DNA origami. She also weighs in on her curatorial approach, addressing the role of the designer, her mission to shift public perception of design and how design revolutionizes our lives.

This video focuses in some detail on a work that attempted to design a way of folding a piece of paper via Origam in order to create a model of the Fresnel Lens for the eyeglass telescope that could be automatically unfolded in outer space for the Space Program.


The inner life of the cell

The elastic robot caterpillar

The micro miniature surveillance robot
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