Gallery: VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli About...

With the popularity of the internet in mind, one topic addressed with Talk to Me is human interaction with objects, in place of people. Design Incubation Center’s Roly Poly eggs come in a set of pairs. Each egg can be placed in different locations. When a person at one location taps their egg, the second egg mimics the movement created. Thus, two people, although separated, can sense each other, through the responsive movement of an object.

Paola Antonelli: All in all, I think that what we’re seeing today is designers becoming much more economical and sustainable - also about their own careers. It’s not possible anymore to build objects that people will throw away in just a short amount of time, because people think that one of the possible ways to be sustainable is to have a washing machine that lasts 15 years instead of three. So that’s one way to go. What happens there is that it means fewer appliances and fewer design opportunities for traditional forms of design.


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  1. Diane Pham September 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Great interview. Love Paolo Antonelli – such an inspiration to creatives!

  2. Jill Fehrenbacher September 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hey Dan-

    I don’t Paola is saying that there is ‘no impact’ from disruptive innovation – just that there are positive and negative consequences and we just have to be open, as a society, to change, because it is going to happen, whether we like it or not.


  3. Mike Chino September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like an amazing exhibit – I’m bummed I can’t make it out to see it!

  4. dan mendes September 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    it’s interesting how Paola find’s no reservations in the increasing digital world and how it may affect human interactions and thoughts, to me everything affects everything, our views of products right now and how society works was greatly affected by the industrial revolution, why not the digital one?

  5. kestrel September 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Can’t wait to check this out. I really enjoyed Paola’s discussion on past and current relationships between “disruptive innovations”!

  6. Jessica Dailey September 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Great interview! I love the pieces that Antonelli pulls out as examples in the exhibit — the Tweenbot is so cute!

  7. Rebecca Paul September 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Wow what an inspiring interview! I’m fascinated by the concepts being explored in this exhibit, and I cannot wait to go.

  8. Yuka Yoneda September 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Yet another awesome video. Completely unrelated, but love the outfit choice too.