Early XO Design Sketches Featured in SFMOMA Exhibition


Resumen en español al final del artículo

Thanks to an article over on CNET I found out about an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) which focuses on the work of or related to Buckminster Fuller.

Among the things shown there are some early sketches of the XO design which was famously developed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject. Asked as to why she decided to feature OLPC in the exhibition its curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher is quoted as saying:

"I included the One Laptop Per Child project in the exhibition because I felt that Nicholas Negroponte, who founded the program, might have been responding to Fuller's comment that if only everyone had the same access to information, all of the world's critical social issues could be resolved," she said. "Now that there is more access to real-time information, there isn't a noticeable change working collectively for humanity's betterment."

The exhibition runs through July 29, 2012 but if you can't make it there in person (like yours truly) then I'd recommend looking at the small photo gallery on CNET to see some of these early XO design sketches.

Resumen en español: Gracias a un articulo de CNET descrubrí que el San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco) tiene exposición enfocado en Buckminster Fuller. Allí tambien se muestran primeros bocetos de diseño de los XO hecho por Yves Behar de Fuseproject. La exposición corre hasta 29 de julio 2012, pero si usted no puede asistir en persona (como yo), vale la pena mirar la pequeña galería de diseños que CNET tiene en su pagina Web.


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Note the first photo is the gallery. It says: "Geez, get a real laptop" -Mr. Gates

Saurabh, thanks a lot. I've see the article and might write something about it over the coming weeks.