Public Engagement

General Public


Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm more dates through March 31, 2019

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

This exhibition explores the concept of the augmented self, engaging with the assumption that design and technology can be applied toward the betterment (advancement) of humanity and considers designers as change-makers and disruptors. The show interweaves art and design projects that focus on exploring and enhancing the human experience as it continually co-evolves alongside or intersects with intelligent machines.

Curated by Hala A Malak and Joelle Firzli

How can we create a constructive dialogue on human integration with technology and the future? How can design use technology to improve the safety and quality of the human body? How can technology contribute to building a more compassionate and improved body? How did humans and technology evolve and design around and for each other for the last century?

The exhibition is structured in three sections that raise questions focusing on the themes of Body, Senses, and Future.

Body: How is technology designed for and around our body? Does it act as an extension of our bodies? What influences can we trace?

Senses: How is technology enhancing our senses? How will that enhancement affect the way we see, hear, taste, smell and touch going forward?

Future: Will technology be part of our body norm? How do we imagine humans interacting with robots/machines? How is the future imagined?

Presented by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons

Event Type

Exhibitions and Openings


General Public


Sheila C. Johnson Design Center


Art and Design, Media and Technology, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas


Parsons School of Design, School of Design Strategies


Product Design, Interaction Design





Additional Details

Opening Reception March 7, 2019 from 6-8pm

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The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
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