Mapping The Future Of Design With Neri Oxman

December 11, 2012

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Neri asks, “What can design do for science and technology?” If you can map load, heat and light, can you map pain? Tackling carpal tunnel syndrome, Neri and her colleague Craig Carter developed a methodology to map the pain profile in one’s hand and wrist. A second skin of hard and soft materials is customized into a protective glove where at each point movement could be constrained, supported and yet remain flexible. Neri has gone on to explore an artistic manifestation of second skin (dubbed “bio-armor“) in a series of objects “Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet” presented this past spring at the Pompidou Centre.

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