Eli Daniel Sidman
BA, 2006, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; Master of Design in Designed Objects, 2013, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Publications: Leap Kit. Awards: Core77 Design Award Notable.
What sparks our curiosity and what makes it fade?
Where in our lives do we go from asking “why?” to saying things like “I’m just not good at that,” or “my brain doesn’t work that way”?
I've followed a path from physics to science education to product design, along the way working with many designers, students, and teachers. When seeing someone confronted with something new, I hear these questions uttered far too often.
I believe that to learn something new we must start by being curious. My work explores how the experience of designing – actively uncovering opportunities and iteratively reimagining new possibilities – can be an incredible opportunity to stoke curiosity in everyone from kids to adults.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.