There is a currently an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City that is creating buzz around the world. The exhibit, Design and the Elastic Mind, is a combination of art, science, technology and design and includes influential projects from around the world.
We've featured a few individual exhibits on Trend Hunter, the links follow. The images in the gallery are of the LED Dog Tail Communicator, a concept based on the idea that animals can be used in conjunction with modern technology and gadgets.
The Augmented Animals project is based on the belief that "technological innovations are equally appreciated and used by animals." The device uses the dog's wagging tail to project images of what the dog is thinking, allowing it to communicate with humans while living in a domesticated, unnatural environment. The speed of the wagging determines the message.
As technology evolves, our minds must be elastic to understand the potential of future of innovation and must be flexible in order to absorb the new information and implications.
"Underlying the exhibit is the premise that technology challenges the human mind to adapt in order to absorb all the changes coming to our world," Reuters recaps.
The entire online component of the exhibit can be seen on the MoMA website.
References: moma.org & trendhunter