The Internet of Things at MoMA

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We are frantically and lovingly working on Volume #28. The issue will be dedicated to a forward-looking debate on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the role of the architect in this new landscape. Mindblowing, we think. More on that soon!

In this present climate of excitement and apprehension around the IoT, Paola Antonelli’s next show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. ‘Talk to Me’ will explore the communication between people and objects. It will focus “on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development — including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments”.

The Creators Project interviewed Paola Antonelli and got a sneak preview of a few of the objects to be included in the show. Watch the interview here. The ‘Talk to Me’ online journal should be as interesting as the exhibition. At MoMA.org/talktome, the MoMA team shares their “findings, considerations and explorations as they research, investigate and hear from their networks of designers, artists, scientists and scholars”. An exclusive insight into the curatorial process.

‘Talk to Me’ opens on July 24 and runs until November 7, 2011.