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Three Business Leaders Join Cooper-Hewitt’s Board

(Courtesy Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the arrival of three new trustees: Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications at IBM, Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems (a 3-D printing company), and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president and executive creative director at Target Corporation. Their arrival brings the number of board members at the Upper East Side museum, currently in the midst of a $79-million renovation project that will increase exhibition space, to 36. Read More

Museums

Cooper-Hewitt and Walker Art Center Put Visitors in Control in ‘Graphic Design—Now in Production’ on Governors Island

LUST, "Posterwall for the 21st Century," (Courtesy Rozalia Jovanovic)

“If you stand in front of a poster, it will enlarge,” graphic designer Dan Powers, a tall calm brown-haired man, told GalleristFollowing Mr. Powers’s advice, we stood in front of a large screen of images that were flying around, shrinking and enlarging. It was an installation called Poster Wall for the 21st Century, by Dutch design collective LUST. But rather than being pinned to a wall, torn and fading, these posters were digital collages that were created by an automatic generative process—one per minute and each one assembled from text, photos and content sourced from websites, blogs and Twitter feeds. Standing in front of it felt a little like being in Times Square, except that we were kind of in control of the images. Because the wall had “gesture tracking,” a poster would enlarge when you moved close to it and would disappear with a wave of your hand. Read More