Projects we’ve already digested.
What is Talk to Me?
Talk to Me is an exhibition on the communication between people and objects that opened at The Museum of Modern Art on July 24th 2011. It features a wide range of objects from all over the world, from interfaces and products to diagrams, visualizations, and furniture, dreamed up by by bona-fide designers, students, scientists, all designed in the past few years or currently under development.
As you can tell, our net was cast very wide and the exhibition happened at the end of a long hunting and gathering exercise. This online journal has documented the process and progress of Talk to Me, and lives on to prolong the delight and continue the conversation.
While doing our research we used this blog as a tool to organize out findings: under the queue tab you could find projects that piqued our interest and were awaiting further research, whereas if something was tagged as checked, it had already gone successfully through the initial phase and it sat in our preliminary database, categorized by type of design. When we began organizing the exhibition and the catalogue, we classified our finds in a new way, by scale, under the who's talking? tab. This is how they remain organized today in the exhibition, catalogue and on the official website for the show, www.moma.org/talktome.
By allowing you behind the scenes of Talk to Me, we hope to shed some light on the curatorial process.
—the TTM curatorial team