Saturday, March 01, 2008

Google Maps mashups recognized as modern art

Google Maps mashups have been declared a symbol of modern art. A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City titled "Design and the Elastic Mind" is featuring 14 mashups.

Here is an excerpt from the online exhibition (which requires the most recent Flash player to view):

"..The exhibition highlights the designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use. Included projects range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices"

Here are the 14 mashups that curator Paola Antonelli included in the exhibit:
Among the featured mashups is Janis Mussat's Janis, along with her team at Bad Math Inc. in Toronto, Canada were honored to be included in the exhibit and made the trek to New York to attend the opening of the exhibit. Check out his photos and post:

Design and the Elastic Mind runs from now to May 12, 2008 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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