Why Words Matter | MoMA R&D Salon 25 | MoMA LIVE

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Can words ever be neutral? How do the words we use reflect, affect and infect our reality? What about words we choose to omit? Join us for a conversation about why words matter in this forthcoming MoMA R&D Salon hosted by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design at MoMA.
With presentations by (in alphabetical order):
Fred Benenson – Kickstarter Fellow and author of Emoji Dick, an emoji translation of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, which later became the first emoji book acquired by The Library of Congress;
Isha Datar – Pioneer in the field of cellular agriculture, CEO of New Harvest and MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow;
Jenna Freedman – Academic librarian and author whose research interest focuses on the intersections of power and library systems and structures;
Lena Herzog – Documentary, fine art photographer and director of Last Whispers, a project about the mass extinction of languages.
The presentations will be accompanied by the screening of a series of 1-minute videos cut specifically for Salon 25 by – in alphabetical order – Sara Bodinson, Karthik Dinakar, Mark Fettes, Anne F. Garréta, Janice Kamrin, Shigetaka Kurita, Emma Ramadan and Romon K Yang (aka Rostarr).
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