Eames x IBM Exhibition

LUNAR Palo Alto will be hosting the THINK: Communicating Technology exhibition starting on May 20th. The exhibition is being curated by Team Artmixer, a group of students from the Stanford Graduate Design Program, and will display design artifacts to trace Charles & Ray Eames’ 20-year design partnership with IBM.

The exhibition will kick off next Friday, May 20th, with a symposium at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford from 1-4pm, followed by an open house at LUNAR Palo Alto from 5-8pm. The following week the exhibition will be open weekdays from 11am to 1pm and Saturday, May 28 from noon to 5pm. We hope to see you there!

537 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

More about the exhibition from Team Artmixer:
Design Garage Class and Team Information
For their capstone Master’s Project, graduate students in the Stanford Graduate Design Program form small, multi-disciplinary teams with other graduate students whom they recruit for a year-long deep dive into a particular design challenge of their own choosing. Team Artmixer is refreshing the museum experience with Chrissy Farr (Journalism), Tony Lai (Technology & Law), Laura Martini (Design), Priyanka Sharma (Journalism) and Michael Turri (Design). They are advised by IDEO co-founder David Kelley, former Timbuk2 CEO Perry Klebahn, and Stanford Design Program Director Bill Burnett.

Project Description

Team Artmixer is working to understand museum visitor behavior and needs in order to create ways of re-engaging people with art and design. The team has spent the past year observing (or, some might say, stalking) museum visitors, prototyping new interactions, and building their own exhibition to test their ideas.

Symposium + Exhibition Information

THINK: Communicating Technology is a public symposium and exhibition that connects the Silicon Valley Technology, Design and Entrepreneurial communities with their predecessors who, five decades ago, also grappled with the perennial task of using design to communicate technology to the public. This will be the first public exhibition of design artifacts to trace Charles & Ray Eames’ significant yet largely unexplored 20-year design partnership with IBM. To kick off the two-week exhibition, the May 20th symposium will bring together subject experts from within and beyond Stanford University, keynoted by Eames Demetrios, filmmaker and grandson of Charles Eames.

THINK: Communicating Technology draws upon artifacts from seminal films, exhibitions, books and printed material to explore the ways in which human-centered design was, and continues to be, instrumental in shaping the public perception and business of technology. The exhibition will be held in Lunar Design’s Palo Alto office in the heart of Silicon Valley, adding relevant context to the Eames’ work and connecting visitors to an influential modern-day design practice.

This is a particularly timely subject, as 2011 marks IBM’s Centennial and the 50th Anniversary of Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond, the Eames’ groundbreaking and ever popular IBM-sponsored exhibition.

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