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New playlist: Design giantsNew playlist: Design giants

Posted By Tedstaff

Happy Tuesday! Enjoy a bonus binge this week: a playlist about design. “Design giants” contains 13 talks by iconic modern designers. Hear from Philippe Starck, who asks, “Why design?” … Stefan Sagmeister on how design helped him find happiness … Eames Demetrios on his grandparents’ legendary work … and today’s talk, Paola Antonelli, on how […]

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An in-office TED all about designAn in-office TED all about design

Posted By Tedstaff

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, design affects us in hundreds — if not thousands of ways — each day. Just think back to your morning. A designer made the decisions that went into the craftsmanship of your bed, your futon, your mattress. A designer determined the form and materials of your toothbrush, your […]

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Paola Antonelli's new column for SEED

Posted By Tedstaff

Paola Antonelli is the design curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and a two-time TEDTalks star, with her TED2007 talk “Treating design as art” and her EG’07 talk “Design and the elastic mind,” a preview to the 2008 MOMA show of the same name. Today, SEED magazine premieres her next venture, a monthly […]

 

4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]

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New book: Women of Design

Posted By Matthew Trost

From design blog Brand New comes word of Women of Design, a new book that celebrates female designers: In publications, conferences and other public realms, women designers tend to be outnumbered by their male counterparts whose appearances, work and achievements are constantly in the spotlight. Luckily, it’s a reversing trend … [The book attempts to] […]

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Design and the elastic mind: Paola Antonelli on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

At the EG conference, MOMA design curator Paola Antonelli talks about her groundbreaking show, “Design and the Elastic Mind” — full of products, concepts and designs that reflect the elastic, multi-tasking, quickly shifting way we think now. Though the physical show has closed, the online home of the exhibit is quite lively and packed with […]

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Porco awarded, Antonelli promoted

Posted By Bgiussani

TED speaker Paola Antonelli (watch her TED 2007 talk) has been promoted to senior curator of the New York Museum of Modern Art’s department of architecture and design. The promotion was announced by MoMA‘s director Glenn Lowry. Paola is currently preparing “Design and the Elastic Mind“, an exhibition on science, design and innovation that will […]

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Design as art: Paola Antonelli on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Paola Antonelli, design curator at New York’s MOMA, wants to spread an appreciation of design, in all shapes and forms — and to remove any stigma of it being considered mere decoration. She leads a quick tour of some design exhibitions she has organized, including “Mutant Materials,” “Workspheres” and “Safe.” (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, […]