This page provides a small selection of quotes from TechnoFrolics' clients — see Quotes+ for a more complete list. (Additional collateral materials and client references are available on request.)
- Affectionate technology lecture
"[David's talk] attracted one of the largest crowds we have ever had at our colloquia. David entertained and educated -- a beautiful blend of information and fun, reflecting the spirit of all his creations. Out of all the talks I've sponsored or attended at the Media Lab, I have never heard so many positive remarks afterward -- remarks from students and staff such as "That was the greatest talk we've ever had."
MIT Media Lab
Rosalind W. Picard, NEC Development Professor of Computers and Communications, MIT Media Lab
- Art, technology, education, and feminism
"Exciting, dynamic.... The perfect marriage of both sides of the brain. [David is] clearly an expert scientist who has a handle on how to deal with emotions in a scientific environment. His presentations are perfect for classrooms and larger settings, scientific and non-scientific as well."
New England Biolabs
Barton Slatko, Director DNA Sequencing Group at New England Biolabs and Science Educator
- Virtual and dynamic environments in architecture
"David is brilliant in terms of uniting broad concepts of new technologies and the public's misapprehension of their uses. He combines an unusual strain of wit with great passion to communicate his powerful and rare vision -- that of technology being used to improve human relations. He is an artist with a comic sense and a great understanding of the future of society and technology."
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Kenneth Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
"I have had the pleasure of hearing David's presentations on several occasions. He is a lively and intelligent speaker, brimming with energy and enthusiasm. His non-stop style covers everything from complex technical information to his unique philosophy and observations about art and technology in general. He is wonderful to watch perform!"
1992 International Sculpture Conference
Rob Fisher, Sculptor
- Interior design
"As a teacher of design and a professional designer, I found David's ability to stimulate creative thinking in his audience unique. He communicates excitement about creativity in a way that makes people enjoy the process and he expands the creative vision of everyone in the audience, whether they have a professional interest in design or not."
1992 Greater Boston Home and Interior Design Show
Beverly Payeff, Interior Designer, Beverly Payeff Studios, Inc.
- Architecturally integrated high-tech art
"[David's presentations] take us to a place where we no longer tend to visit as adults: where things still have child-like wonder. His ability to speak about advanced technology and convey this sense of wonder is very unusual. He takes delight in life and art that one responds to at a very fundamental level."
John Savo, Senior Associate
- Lunchtime teleconferenced talk: Art, Technology, and Culture
"Thank you so much for arranging David Durlach's presentation—it was by far the most entertaining, enjoyable, and thought provoking lunch presentation we've had since I've been with the firm."
Law Firm of Fish & Richardson
- "Whatever your expectations, nothing can quite prepare you for the ticklish charm and wacky inventiveness of this performance piece.…"
Boston Globe Magazine
Writing about TechnoFrolics' dancing artwork composed of iron powder in a choreographed magnetic field.
Collaborative Exhibit Development
- "David's incredible sense of the unique interactive potential between art and science was a perfect match with the atmosphere of inventiveness and excitement that we were trying to convey to the visitor."
National Inventors Hall of Fame exhibit developers,
Hands On!, Inc.
A Science and Children's museum master planning group commenting on TechnoFrolics' contributions to their design work.
- "I have had the pleasure of including a TechnoFrolics interactive Dancing Ford Logo…as part of our high-tech auto show presentation. The exhibit proved to be a great success."
Ford division display and exhibit manager, Ernie Beckman