Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator,
and graphic designer. She is director of the MFA program in graphic
design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
She also is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum in New York City, where she has organized numerous
exhibitions, each accompanied by a major publication, including
the National Design Triennial series (2000 and 2003), Skin:
Surface, Substance + Design (2002), Graphic Design in
the Mechanical Age (1999), Mixing Messages (1996), and Mechanical
Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office.
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