Starting next week, nanophysics and biomimicry get celebrated alongside sculpture and painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “Design and the Elastic Mind,” MoMA’s most science-centric exhibition to date, explores recent collaborations among scientists and designers. The results—teddy bears impregnated with the chicken pox virus, lollipops that deliver a visual explosion with every lick—are sometimes far out.
“I thought that designers and scientists could have a conversation,” says curator Paola Antonelli. “There are many ways that they can collaborate—some really frivolous and cute and some deadly serious.” The exhibition is on display from February 24-May 12. If you’re not in New York, catch a sneak peak in our photo gallery, where Antonelli walks us through some of the pieces.
Fertility Cycle Object (2007)
One_Shot.MGX foldable stool
Pox Teddy [Model]
Protein Homology Graph
Interstitial Space Helmet [Prototype]