Panel 2 at Arthur Ross

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December 8, 2009

Panel 2, Martin Beck's new exhibition at Columbia University's Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, revisits the 1970 International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) to ask how design might influence democracy. Everyone seems to have a different answer.

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  A visitor is engaged by "The Environmental Witch Hunt". Photo by James Ewing.
    A visitor is engaged by "The Environmental Witch Hunt". Photo by James Ewing.
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  Stainless-steel structures look austere in the face of minimalist, black-and-white abstractions. Photo by James Ewing.
    Stainless-steel structures look austere in the face of minimalist, black-and-white abstractions. Photo by James Ewing.
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  (Film still from "The Interactive Movie Map")
Aspen, Colorado, a digital place to invest.
    (Film still from "The Interactive Movie Map") Aspen, Colorado, a digital place to invest.
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  The "IDCA 70" documentary can be heard by two visitors at once. Photo by James Ewing.
    The "IDCA 70" documentary can be heard by two visitors at once. Photo by James Ewing.
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  (Film still from "The Interactive Movie Map")
Your swank host introduces a "hypermedia" virtual tour.
    (Film still from "The Interactive Movie Map") Your swank host introduces a "hypermedia" virtual tour.
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  (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt")
Aspen trees sliced apart by sunlight.
    (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt") Aspen trees sliced apart by sunlight.
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  (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt")
Debating social engagement while watching out for poison ivy.
    (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt") Debating social engagement while watching out for poison ivy.
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  (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt")
Subtle decay, a democracy of leaves.
    (Film still from "The Environmental Witch Hunt") Subtle decay, a democracy of leaves.
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  A long view of the gallery floor looks like an endless series of boxes. Photo by James Ewing.
    A long view of the gallery floor looks like an endless series of boxes. Photo by James Ewing.
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  "Panel 1 - Social Abstraction"
Elements of George Nelson's "Struc Tube" (1948), reconstructed by Beck in 2006.
    "Panel 1 - Social Abstraction" Elements of George Nelson's "Struc Tube" (1948), reconstructed by Beck in 2006.

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