Head's up... similar project in Baltimore, but with a greater focus on supporting several local universities in their attempt to run planning/arch/art studios focused on the Baltimore. So far, they've set up a monthly series of Design Conversations (which are well attended and regarded).
Check them out:
Added by genapeditto on January 29, 2010 at 6:52pm —
Very interesting radio series from the BBC
which chronicles human history through 100 objects from the British Museum. Via fastcompany.com
"It kicked off last week with an Egyptian mummy… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 26, 2010 at 2:17pm —
A local MA favorite and inspiration for Design Museum Boston: Local Motors
is featured in the latest issue of Wired. In the article titled, In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits
. Local Motors is a new type of car company that facilitates crowd-sourced automotive design with an active… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 26, 2010 at 9:57am —
The time is drawing near to start locking in locations for Design Museum Boston's first big show. With that in mind we are looking to you for exciting and different locale suggestions. Bus stops, unused retail space and corporate lobbies are just a couple of ideas being thrown around right now but there are more out there. Help us dig deeper into this iceberg and come up with some new and interesting places to show off designer's work. Post your… Continue
Added by Derek Cascio on January 24, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Great post and video interview on DesignBoston.org
, a great site chronicling all things design in our great city. We ran into site author, Gradon Tripp, at the SHIFTBoston
forum and spoke about our vision for the museum:
"The approach Derek and Sam are taking for Design Museum Boston isn’t the… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 21, 2010 at 7:42pm —
Stay Tuned! We're going to celebrate the launch of designmuseumboston.org and Design Museum Boston. We hope you'll join us! Details coming soon!
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 20, 2010 at 4:47pm —
In the forums
, Jared Downs
suggested the museum have a display that informs visitors about human factors, but does that through the evolution of video game controllers. I think the museum should have displays that teach the more… Continue
Added by Michael DiTullo on January 19, 2010 at 7:30am —
Last Thursday Design Museum Boston attended the SHIFTBoston forum. For those of you not familiar with SHIFTBoston it's an organization whose mission is to cultivate big ideas by asking the question, "what if this could happen in Boston?" To do this, SHIFTBoston launched a competition with Thursday night's event highlighting the 18 finalists from over 140 entries worldwide. It was a packed house and we had the pleasure of seeing some pretty wild and… Continue
Added by Derek Cascio on January 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Today is the last day of the Damián Ortega show down at the Boston ICA
. If you haven't seen it, definitely worth a look.
"In Ortega’s work, objects are never allowed to rest—they are pulled apart, suspended, or rearranged, calling attention to the dynamism of the world around us and the hidden poetry in the everyday. A former political cartoonist, Ortega brings a subtle,… Continue
Added by Michael DiTullo on January 17, 2010 at 11:42am —
While populating our calendar I came across what looks like a great fashion exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum
. (functionality note: members can also post events, organizing a great event or going somewhere of interest, post it on the calendar!)
I noticed they have a fun interactive component to the exhibit where you can create your own paper doll using Iris Apfel's couture. Try it… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 14, 2010 at 11:00am —
"The real secret of Obama's tech team—and what's next for online organizers.
— By Michael Silberman
.... As Dean campaign vets like me learned in 2004, all the Internet buzz and fundraising and volunteerism in the world is moot if you can't get enough people… Continue
Added by genapeditto on January 12, 2010 at 8:47pm —
Technology, design... the line is blurred. Check out this article discussing how ripe Boston is for startups!
Added by Admin on January 12, 2010 at 4:24pm —
Great meeting Friday night on web and community building strategy; they are linked tightly. Some of the first feedback we received on the site was that there should be a place where anyone interested in helping out (in ANY way, big or small) could go and learn about all the opportunities. As you can imagine, there are many. Tasks that take a few seconds and help spread the word to helping set up (and take down) exhibits, and more and more. We outlined… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 12, 2010 at 12:57am —
Legendary designer Bill Moggridge will start as director of the Cooper-Hewitt in March. It looks like he'll shepherd the museum through their expansion and in doing so experiment with virtual and traveling design exhibits.
Via the Washington Post article
: "Design has become much better recognized," Moggridge said. "We have simple design awareness but… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 11, 2010 at 6:51pm —
Just in case you aren't already in touch with them, you should reach out to the following folks:
Youth Design Boston - its an internship program for kids interested in design, probably a lot of folks associated with this program would be natural allies for your initiative.
WGBH produced this series: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/
Added by ziba cranmer on January 10, 2010 at 9:13pm —
A treasure trove of museum-future-thinking from Nina Simon over at Museum 2.0. I'm sure it will take days to digest it all but I'm looking forward to it. From the site:"I believe that museums have the potential to undergo a similar (r)evolution as that on the web, to transform from static content authorities to dynamic platforms for content generation and sharing. I believe that visitors can become users, and museums central to social interactions. Web… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 8, 2010 at 5:03pm —
Check this out. A mobile design exhibit.... in an airstream of course! Get the full scoop over at core77
"Product design nonprofit Project H Design is gearing up to take to the open road! Their mobile Design Revolution Road Show tour, which we've been excited about for a while now, is hitting the road on… Continue
Added by Michael DiTullo on January 8, 2010 at 4:00pm —
While there are not many museums dedicated to design, there are some stunningly designed museums.
Two of my favorites are the addition to The Royal Ontario Museum
by Daniel Libeskind / and the Santiago Calatrava designed Milwaukee Art Museum
I love how the old and the new structures… Continue
Added by Michael DiTullo on January 8, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Hello new members! Thank you for joining and taking part in the soft-launch of designingamuseum.org. This is exciting! We appreciate your help and thoughts on the site. Remember to post your thoughts in the discussion forum
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 7, 2010 at 4:44pm —
Interesting talk by Nancy Proctor about the future of museums in the age of social media: Museum as Platform; Curator as Champion, via museummobile.info
. Very relevant to what we're trying to do as distributed online and offline spaces to exhibit design. What's out: stability/stodginess, curators as experts, monographs, and control. What's in: change, curators as collaborators, stories, and… Continue
Added by Sam Aquillano on January 6, 2010 at 5:00pm —