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Selected Awards

Selected as one of the “Glimmerati – 50 top design thinkers” profiled and quoted in Warren Berger's Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World, Penguin Press and Random House, 2009.

Strategy+Business magazine, Best Business Books on the Future as selected by Howard Rheingold (Issue 41 Q4 2005), for Massive Change.

Wallpaper* magazine, Design Awards inaugural issue, 2005, readers’ poll “top five books” for Massive Change.

I.D. Magazine 2000 Interactive Media Design Review. Silver, for The Un-Private House interactive installations, a collaboration between MoMA and MIT Media Lab.

BBC Education Web Guide. Official Selection, Jan. 1999, for MoMA Web Site.

One Show Interactive 1998. Silver Pencil, for MoMA Web Site.

Museums and the Web conference 1998. Best Overall Site, for MoMA Web Site.

Art Directors Club, Merit Award; IDSA, Bronze Award, 1998; for Achille Castiglioni: Design! exhibition, in collaboration with Paola Antonelli.

American Center for Design 100 Show. Official selection for Dogbite identity, in collaboration with Kathleen Oginski.

I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 1996. Design Distinction, Environments, for Mutant Materials exhibition, in collaboration with Paola Antonelli.


Van Patter, G.K. “Embracing Change: A Design Education Hybrid! A Conversation with Greg Van Alstyne.” NextD Journal 1.3 (2003). 29 Nov. 2004 <>.

Deussing, Ryan. “ The Evolution of a Museum Web Site.” Publications, National Endowment for the Arts, 18 May 1999. 17 June 2002 <>. View using the Wayback Machine.

Novosedlik, Will. “The Producer as Author.” Eye 15.4 (1994): 44–53.

Selected Reviews

Bruinsma, Max. “Q+A with Bruce Mau.” I.D. Magazine. October 2004.

Gill, Alexandra. “Massive Change Becomes Massive Challenge.” The Globe and Mail. 26 September 2004.

Gill, Alexandra. “The Revolution According to Mau.” The Globe and Mail. 2 October 2004.

Hawthorne, Christopher. “Design for (Better) Living.” The New York Times. 24 October 2004.

Institute without Boundaries. “Institute without Boundaries: Massive Change: Recent Graduates Reflect on a Year-Long Design Studio.” Core 77. <>

Jana, Reena. “Massive Art Attack.” Wired. October 2004.

Lacayo, Richard. “Design for the Globe.” Time Magazine. 18 October 2004.

Milroy, Sarah. “Mau’s Grand Design Goes Deeper.” The Globe and Mail. 9 February 2004.

Milroy, Sarah. “Massive Aim, Minor Stumble.” The Globe and Mail. 7 October 2004.

Muchnic, Suzanne. “A World of Change.” Los Angeles Times. 12 September 2004.

Plagens, Peter. “Chairman Mau: This Designer Wants to Kill Design As We Know It.” Newsweek. 1 November 2004.

Rabjohn, Kevin. “Design Has No Boundaries.” Metro Toronto. 9 February 2004.

Rupp, Shannon. “Massive Change is About Designing the World.” The Georgia Straight. 7 October 2004.

Russell, James S. “Bruce Mau Looks at the Big Picture and Highlights Some Surprising Findings.” Architectural Record. November 2004.

Scott, Michael. “A Gamble on the Future.” The Vancouver Sun. 2 October 2004.