People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Talk to Me before November 7th

Recently, we took a field trip to see MOMA’s Talk to Me exhibit which explores the communication between people and things and how design enhances communication possibilites.

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The exhibit is broken up into 6 categories: objects, worlds, city, life, double entendre and bodies.  Each category explores the impact of design and how design facilitates this communication.

One of our favorites is the SMS Slingshot which allows you to slingshot text messages onto the walls of buildings.

smslingshot_how_does_it_work

Some of our other favorites include:

My Block NYC http://myblocknyc.com/ –  an interactive mapping website that  presents personal video accounts of the life and culture of New York City.

EyeWriter http://www.eyewriter.org/ – an eye-tracking apparatus & software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes.

Tweenbots http://www.tweenbots.com/– a cute robot navigating its way around cities, depending on the kindness of pedestrians to send it in the right direction.

While the objects themselves were interesting, the exhibit curation was a bit confusing and pretentious.   We don’t think it’s worth the high cost of admission ($25). Either go with a discounted admission or on Target Free Fridays.

p.s. We do recommend visiting the MOMA’s Talk to Me site just to see what the exhibition is made up of and then going to each pieces’  webpage.

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4 responses to “Talk to Me before November 7th

  1. Gloria W. November 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I’m intrigued! Would like to go visit the exhibit (and take my daughters along)! Perhaps on the Target Free Friday. I also would like to share the EyeWriter information with a friend who is a graff artist/teacher. Thanks!

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