Interface: People, Machines, Design Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum
- 2+7 Telephone. Designed by Marcello Nizzoli, made by SAFNAT, Italy, 1958.
- Regency TR-1 pocket-sized radio. Designed by Teague & Petertil, made by Texas Instruments and Industrial Development Engineering Associates (IDEA), USA, 1954.
- The Blickensderfer 6 portable typewriter. Designed by George Canfield Blickendsderfer, USA, 1906.
- The Olivetti Valentine typewriter, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1969.
- Divisumma 18 portable calculator, designed by Mario Bellini, made by Olivetti, Italy, 1973.
- Macintosh Icons. Designed by Susan Kare, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 1984.
- IPOD Digital Media Player. Designed by Jonathan Ive, made by Apple Computer Inc, USA, 2001.
“This exhibition examines how design has been applied to information technology products; and about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. It is also about the visionaries who started some of the great consumer product companies of the 20th century and how the designers and engineers they hired found a means of imparting their ideals into the products they designed.”
“ When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.
“ We have grown up on this planet, trapped, in a certain sense, on it, not knowing of the existence of anything else beyond our immediate surroundings, having to figure the world out for ourselves. What a courageous and difficult enterprise, building, generation after generation, on what has been learned in the past; questioning the conventional wisdom; being willing, sometimes at great personal risk, to challenge the prevailing wisdom and gradually, slowly emerging from this torment, a well-based, in many senses predictive, quantitative understanding of the nature of the world around us. Not, by any means, understanding every aspect of that world but gradually, through successive approximations, understanding more and more. We face a difficult and uncertain future, and it seems to me it requires all of those talents that have been honed by our evolution and our history, if we are to survive.
Illustration: Quentin Blake
Stuff I Like
- “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship...”
- God:*creates the human butt*God:Oh they are gonna love this
Can Flatbush Zombies stop being attractive as fuck?
But, not really.
- WHEN SOMEONE SAYS "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ"
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