Feb 11, 2011

Talk to Me: An exhibition on the communication between people and objects, Museum of Modern Art, July 24- Nov. 7, 2011 - Great website!

The Museum of Modern Art, located in New York City, is preparing for the "Talk to Me" exhibit, which will run from July 24 through November 7, 2011.  The Talk to Me website is an online journal that chronicles the exhibition's team's process of organizing the exhibition, allowing feedback from readers along the way.  The Talk to Me website includes lots of interesting links, including readings.  The blogroll on the site is worth looking at, too.   I've included on near the end of this post.  (The Interactive Multimedia Technology blog was included in the list!)
To get a good understanding of the concepts behind the Talk to Me exhibit, take the time to explore the website. It is full of treasures!
 Below is a brief description, quoted from the site:
"Talk to Me is an exhibition on the communication between people and objects, and how designers write the initial script that enables the two parties to communicate effectively and elegantly."
"The exhibition hinges on an important development in the culture of design (and in culture at large), a shift from the centrality of function to that of meaning. From this perspective, all objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue."
"Talk to Me will focus on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, communication devices, and projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users, ranging from the early 1980s (few iconic examples) all the way to projects in current development (the bulk of the show). It will feature a diverse array of examples, from computer and machine interfaces, to websites, videogames, devices and tools, furniture and other objects, all the way to installations and whole environments."
MOMA's Talk to Me Readings - each link below leads to a page of related links:
interfacesliminal spacescritical thinkingsocial interfacestech updatesvisualization designbibliography

Talk to Me Blogroll

(I know and like a number of the following blogs, and I'm looking forward to exploring the others.)

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