Follow-up photos from MoMA’s “Design and the Elastic Mind”

April 8th, 2008 by Grace Meng

I forgot my camera the first time I saw this exhibit on a Friday night, with free admission courtesy of Target, and so the photos below don’t capture the enthusiasm and almost sweaty energy of the intense crowd that filled every corner of the exhibition space that night. These photos are from early Wednesday morning last week, with a considerably thinner crowd, and although they’re not fantastic photos, I hope they show some of the curiosity and engagement I saw on people’s faces.

Looking at “Flight Patterns” by Aaron Koblin

An example of Mimi’s point: data of flight patterns imposed on a map, immediately conveying information as well as something nice to look at.

“I Want You to Want Me” by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar

A sweet and funny work playing with data from online dating sites, certainly a database of societal concerns, if not as serious as the Architecture and Justice piece on prison populations.

“Shadow Monsters” by Philip Worthington, probably the most popular piece

And last, something completely unrelated to data, but probably best at conveying how fun this whole exhibition is.

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