… or just check out their website, because “Design and the Elastic Mind,” possibly one of the most fascinating art exhibits … err, ever? … ends on May 12th. The thrust is change and human adaptability, as MoMA hosts hundreds of objects which, through a marriage of technology and design push the frontiers of innovation while reflecting the profound social and technological changes of the last few decades. Some of the objects are more whimsical – for example, Sketch Furniture – while others, such as Accessories for Lonely Men, leave less to the imagination. And how about the New York Talk Exchange, which like the Star Alliance Screensaver (but much, much cooler) creates a satellite image of the human behavior down below? If nothing else, this exhibit promises to challenge the way we view ourselves, our world, and our future – if only for a nanosecond.
The entire collection (plus 50 objects that are not present at the physical exhibit) is available online, along with the full audio tour. If you can’t make it to the museum, go here – I, for one, plan on taking a long lunch in MoMA’s sixth floor Exhibition Gallery to see the objects in real time. After all, I wouldn’t want to completely acquiesce in the time-space-matter-individuality convergence. *twitch*