Gallery: Talk To Me Exhibit at MoMA Examines Communication Between Peop...

Animal Superpowers by Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada of the Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Art
Are you hearing voices? Don't worry, you're not crazy. You're just living in the 21st Century. These days, just about everything talks to us. From pop-up notifications on Facebook and beeps on our smartphones to billboards on buildings and touchscreens in museums, objects, whether we realize it or not, are talking to us. Since the late 20th century, design has taken a more interactive turn, combining form and function with communication and personal dialogue. Talk to Me, a new exhibit that just opened at the Museum of Modern Art curated by the design department’s Senior Curator Paola Antonelli, explores this new design landscape through the display of nearly 200 designs. Some, like the Rubik's cube for the blind, are clever takes on classic objects while others, like the artificial biological clock, explore contemporary social issues with interactive technologies. Hit the jump for a look at just a few of the designs on display.

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