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Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet

Neri Oxman at the Centre Pompidou


Eighteen new works by Media Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor Neri Oxman were on exhibit this summer at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of Creative Multiversities, an exhibition devoted to forward-looking work in the fields of architecture, design, new technologies and social innovation.

Created especially for this exhibit, Oxman’s collection — titled Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet — were inspired by the development and shape of living organisms and reference "The Book of the Imaginary Beings" by Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges, a whimsical compendium of more than 100 "strange creatures" conceived through history by the human imagination.

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Topics: Architecture, Arts, Design, Faculty, Global, Media Lab

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