Muriel Cooper, David Small, Suguru Ishizaki, Earl Rennison, Robert Silvers, Lisa Strausfeld, Jeffrey Ventrella, Yin Yin Wong. Information Landscapes. 1994
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The pioneering designer and educator Muriel Cooper spent the majority of her career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, Cooper founded the Office of Publications and designed the MIT Press logo before turning her efforts to digital interfaces and computer-based graphic design in the late 1970s. She was the founder and codirector of the Visible Language Workshop at the MIT Media Lab, where she collaborated with students and other faculty to produce Information Landscapes, a radically new interface that explored the possibilities of computer and graphic design in the digital realm; it debuted at the TED 5 conference shortly before her death.

Gallery label from Inbox: Muriel Cooper, 2016.
Multimedia video and software with audio
Gift of Lisa Strausfeld and David Small
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Architecture and Design

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