Sneak Peek: Hyperlinks at AIC

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December 20, 2010

In the new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago titled Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, AIC curator Zoe Ryan and collaborator Joseph Rosa, director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (and former curator at the AIC), explore the contemporary intersections of architecture and design. Borrowing the term from the Internet and its jargo, the duo present 34 projects that explore the "'hyperlinking'" of ideas, expertise, and ways of making—drawn from fields as diverse as science, biology, communication, data visualization, manufacturing, and material innovation," president and Eloise W. Martin Director of the institute James Cuno writes in the exhibition catalogue. Read our conversation with Ryan about the new show and watch this slideshow of works from the exhibit, on now through July 20, 2011.

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  Alpine Capsule (sustainable living pod with solar- and win-energy generation units) by Ross Lovegrove.
    Alpine Capsule (sustainable living pod with solar- and win-energy generation units) by Ross Lovegrove.
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  Walking Papers (open-source mapping project for users' personal annotations) by "Stamen.
    Walking Papers (open-source mapping project for users' personal annotations) by "Stamen.
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  Element House (prototype architectural dwelling using modular components) by MOS.
    Element House (prototype architectural dwelling using modular components) by MOS.
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  Confessions (furniture for respite or conversation) by Arik Levy.
    Confessions (furniture for respite or conversation) by Arik Levy.
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  LightLane (prototype lighting device to create a virtual bike lane) by Evan Gant and Alex Tee.
    LightLane (prototype lighting device to create a virtual bike lane) by Evan Gant and Alex Tee.
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  Lover's Chair by Nacho Carbonell.
    Lover's Chair by Nacho Carbonell.
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  Novosibirsk Summer Pavilion (arts and culture venue) by Emergent Architecture.
    Novosibirsk Summer Pavilion (arts and culture venue) by Emergent Architecture.
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  Stack (chest of drawers) by Raw-Edges.
    Stack (chest of drawers) by Raw-Edges.
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  Slow Car (prototype car/office) by Studio Makkink & Bey.
    Slow Car (prototype car/office) by Studio Makkink & Bey.
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  Shade (installation responding to exterior climatic conditions commissioned for Hyperlinks) by Simon Heijdens.
    Shade (installation responding to exterior climatic conditions commissioned for Hyperlinks) by Simon Heijdens.
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  The Idea of a Tree (small, solar-powered manufacturing units) by Mischer'Traxler.
    The Idea of a Tree (small, solar-powered manufacturing units) by Mischer'Traxler.
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  Inhale, Exhale (staircase sculpture) by Sam Buxton.
    Inhale, Exhale (staircase sculpture) by Sam Buxton.

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