Hidden in Plain View: Discovering Lo-fi Magic
Friday, March 11
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
"While friction in high-tech experiences connotes poor design, in the analog realm, friction is how our materials talk back to us. When we feel the resistance of a push or gauge distance with an echo, we use physical intuition to interpret feedback from the world around us. Logically, this type of lo-fi reasoning guides studio practice in art and craft-based fields.
However, using strategies like origami, technology labs are also seeking ways to make complex problems tangible—to open then up to physical intuition. We may universally think best when we think with our hands. By engaging abstractions in this manner, designers can find surprising possibilities for projects hidden in plain view."
Kelli Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and current Adobe Creative Resident. She is currently exploring how design taps into invisible forces at play in the world – from lo-fi paper co...Show the rest
Kelli Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and current Adobe Creative Resident. She is currently exploring how design taps into invisible forces at play in the world – from lo-fi paper contraptions, to digital experiments, and to the release of a series of experimental pop-up books, including This Book is a Planetarium.
Kelli is well-known for her design and illustration work for NPR, The New Yorker, Wired, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The American Museum of Natural History, and Airbnb—as well as her redesign of brands such as Russ & Daughters, momofuku and Munchery. Other popular projects have included a paper record player wedding invitation and a newspaper collaboration with Martha Rosler (ed. Sarah Resnick)—which was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2008, she worked with the Yes Men to create and distribute a meticulously recreated copy of The New York Times—for which they won the Ars Electronica Prix Award of Distinction in 2009. Kelli has spoken at events such as TEDx, TYPO, Webstock, and Semipermanent and has had her work covered by NPR, Wired UK, New York Magazine, iDN, How Design Magazine, Best American Infographics, Victionary, Gestalten, Monsa, The Atlantic, Mashable, Brainpickings, The Great Discontent, Design*Sponge, Public Radio New Zealand, Design Matters, Real Simple, Art on Paper, Computer Arts, and Uppercase Magazine. Her work has also been shown at ApexArt, the Annenberg Space, Jen Bekman Gallery and the New York Public Library.