We visited the Museum of Design Atlanta first so that the boys could take an engineering class, and were thrilled to get to see the ‘Text Me: How We Live in Language’ exhibit which closes soon — February 4. Some of the exhibit is not for younger people, so while I did take the boys back to see much of it, there were parts we breezed over. It was easy to do as anything questionable is hung at a higher level.
Here, the boys are in the classroom area where they watched 3D printers work:
From the MODA website on the Text Me exhibit:
The individual component of language—text—is the prime vehicle used to express the experiences of our existence—from minor moments of daily life to the grand nature of the human condition. Our ancestors as far back as the cave man have been using symbols to document and record experiences.
Today, the visualization of our personal stories is an integral and essential part of nearly every moment of life, and we use text in all of its forms to define reality, emotions and even time itself. We are now living in a world wherein the condition of our visual communication reflects the condition of our culture. Conceived and curated by designer, podcaster, and brand strategist Debbie Millman, this exhibition is an attempt to organize, express, translate and reflect both how we live in language and how language now defines our lives.
The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
Guns are Good for the Economy, Guns are Bad for the Economy by Brian Singer
Money is a Waste of Time by Christopher Simmons
Bottled Feelings by Adam J Kurtz
Oy / Yo by Deborah Kass
I Dismantle by Lesley Dill
Thoughts & Prayers by Christopher Simmons
…and in the giftshop area: