Paola Antonelli Sr Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of R&D, The Museum of Modern Art, @curiousoctopus on Twitter
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Can words ever be neutral? we have pondered this question at moma r&d salon 25: why words matter. — with presentations by (in alphabetical order): fred benenson – kickstarter fellow and author of emoji dick, an emoji translation of herman melville’s classic moby dick;

isha datar – pioneer in the field of cellular agriculture, ceo of new harvest and mit media lab director's fellow;

jenna freedman – academic librarian and author whose research interest focuses on the intersections of power and library systems and structures;

lena herzog – documentary director, fine art photographer and director of last whispers, a project about the mass extinction of languages.

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My polish, my octopus. #mermaidtears #curiousoctopus

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So happy to be with dapper dan on this special night! #dapperdan #itsgoodtobehome

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Lucky encounter during a visit to mit’s international design center, a wall sample by cristina parreño, exploring “new means and methods of aggregation, joinery, and stabilization” within an all-glass structure. #glass #cristinaparreno #mit

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The met is not the only museum to have a famous spring gala! here, a hectic moment from last night’s season opening of alex kalman’s mmuseumm. located in an elevator shaft on cortlandt alley, it is a “modern natural history museum devoted to the curation and exhibition of contemporary artifacts that illustrate the complexities of the modern world.” it is a gem. #mmuseumm #alexkalman #wunderkammer #newyorkstyle

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&design is my first curatorial foray into vr—with good old friend mikon van gastel and his superlative team at sibling rivalry, not to mention the generous support of samsung vr. .
it is an episodic series on design as it intersects the most important aspects of human life. the first episode—which just premiered during the tribeca film festival and is now is streaming on—is devoted to death, and in particular to neri oxman’s and mit media lab’s mediated matter group’s breathtaking death masks collection called vespers. .
more episodes are coming soon—on death and on self, to begin with—exploring the work of pia interlandi and hiroshi ishiguro, as well as the imago camera. we have a website: @anddesignvr
#tribeca2018 #pilotseason2018 #vr #curiousoctopus #samsungvr #nerioxman #mediatedmatter #siblingrivalry #mikonvangastel

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U-joints has been my favorite stop in design week. curated by andrea caputo and anniina koivu, it is an outstanding exhibition on joints and connections. it features an obsessive taxonomy and a thorough timeline. unadulterated curatorial delight! #mdw #mdw18 #designweek #designweekmilano #milandesignweek #ujoints #connections #anniinakoivu #bouroullec

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In the prada foundation latest architectural addition by rem koolhaas/oma—la torre—damien hirst’s 1994 installation “waiting for inspiration (red and blue)” #oma #fondazioneprada #damienhirst #milandesignweek2018 #mdw18 #milandesignweek

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Design week fatigue... and it’s only the first night! #milandesignweek #salonedelmobile #salone2018 #mdw2018

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You’ll hear about the winner of the lexus design awards after we, the jury, deliver our verdict. i’ll take this opportunity to highlight all the finalists. recycled fiber planter by eriko yokoi (japan, mentored di sou fujimoto); honest egg by aesthetid (malaysia, mentored by jessica walsh); testing hypotheticals by extrapolation factory (usa, mentored by formafantasma); and co-rks by digitalab (portugal, mentored by lindsay adelman). #lexusdesignawards #lda #milandesignweek #milandesignweek2018 #salonedelmobile #design

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Ji hye yeom’s ‘future fever’ in the exhibition ‘how little you know about me’ at mmca in seoul. #jihyeyeom #futures #shesgotmoves @mmcakorea #howlittleyouknowaboutme

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