Artists are the interface between revolutions and life. Artists bring in the human factor to revolutions that get their start in technology and science. We’re used to thinking that progress comes from the technology, science, and financial sectors. Culture brings, in truth, a slower, more sustainable, more holistic and trustworthy kind of progress.

Paola Antonelli on her new role as MoMA’s first director of R&D. Also see Antonelli on design as the interface between progress and humanity and the communication between people and objects.

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A – This is why it’s important to establish a culture of scientific acceptance and education. Because otherwise, it’s going to be pretty slow going.