Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, a new exhibition at MoMA celebrates objects and design that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. To celebrate the opening, KillScreen hosted an “Arcade” as part of the MoMA PopRally series and furnished the MoMA atrium with glowing video screens and live music from Heathered Pearls. The juxtaposition of people playing Wii-like games in front of Warhol was hilarious and awesome. Check out some images of the party below as well as works featured in the exhibition, which you can see in real life at the museum now through November 7th.
Alex Metcalf (British, born 1980) Design Products Department (est. 1999) Royal College of Art (UK, est. 1837) Tree Listening at Fermynwoods, Northamptonshire, England. 2009 Revital Cohen (Israeli, born 1981) Design Interactions Department (est. 1989) Royal College of Art (UK, est. 1837) Artificial Biological Clock. 2008 Glass, resin, nickel-plated brass, and electronics, 5 7/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 7/8″ (15 x 17 x 15 cm) Photo Credit: Tuur Van Balen
Bernhard Hopfengärtner (German, born 1982) Hello World! (2006) Wheat field, 6299.2 x 6299.2″ (16000 x 16000 cm) Photo Credit: Thomas Xaver Dachs
Design Incubation Centre (Singapore, est. 2006) National University of Singapore (Singapore, est.1980) Touch Hear (concept, 2008) Finger implant: optical character recognition system, body area network transmitter, ear attachment: text-to-speech system, body area network receiver, finger implant.
Interaction Research Studio (est. 2000) Goldsmiths University of London (UK, est. 1891) Prayer Companion (prototype, 2010) Photopolymer resin, dot-matrix display, printed circuit board, 13.8 x 8.7 x 5.5″ (35 x 22 x 14 cm) Photo Credit: Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Naoki Terada (Japanese, born 1967) and Kenichi Hirate (Japanese, born 1980) of Terada Design Architects (Japan, est. 2003) Alexander Reeder (American, born 1978), Nao Tokui (Japanese, born 1976), and Taeji Sawai (Japanese, born 1978) of Qosmo, Inc. (Japan, est. 2009) Izumi Okayasu (Japanese, born 1972) of Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design (Japan, est. 2005) N Building facade. 2009 Aluminum, double-glass panels, ceramic print, LEDs, and Vectorworks, Barcode Robo, Xcode, and Logic Pro software Photo Credit: Yuki Omori