MoMA acquires @ symbol

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According to Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design, “the acquisition relies on the assumption that physical possession of an object as a requirement for an acquisition is no longer necessary, and therefore it sets curators free to tag the world and acknowledge things that ‘cannot be had’ — because they are too big (buildings, Boeing 747’s, satellites), or because they are in the air and belong to everybody and to no one, like the @.”

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