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Industrial design students exhibit fifth-year thesis show at the MOST through May 13
Industrial design students exhibit fifth-year thesis show at the MOST through May 13May 03, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Beginning May 5, the work of 22 students in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will be on display at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (the MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. “Industrial Design is…” is the fifth-year thesis show by industrial and interaction design students in the School of Art and Design.
The show runs through May 13 during regular museum hours. Admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for children and seniors, and free for MOST members. An opening reception will take place May 5 at 7 p.m. and a closing reception May 13 at 8 p.m. Students have asked that reception guests make a $4 donation to the MOST or a $2 donation with student I.D.
The work featured covers a wide range of design concepts, including furniture, toys, interactive games and household product concepts. Peter Plumley, exhibits manager at the MOST, coordinated the exhibition. Industrial design professor Don Carr notes that when he and his students explored the idea of having the thesis show in a museum of science and technology, there was certain logic to it that they couldn’t overlook.
“The field of design is in the midst of a major transformation. Our students now explore an amazing range of product concepts and explain their concepts through computer animation, digital surface modeling and physical appearance models,” he says. “I think anyone who makes it to the MOST will find the work extremely thought-provoking. They may even see one or more of these ideas in the marketplace down the road.”
For more information, call the MOST at (315) 425-9068 or visit http://www.most.org.