Monday, February 11, 2008

Why Maeda Matters

Sunday's column in the Globe focused on John Maeda, a long-time Media Lab professor (and globally-renowned artist) who was picked in December to run the Rhode Island School of Design. Maeda is funny, thoughtful, wise and challenging -- the perfect personality for an artist pushing boundaries, and a professor nudging students in interesting new directions. He's also all over the Web in video form.

My Globe video is below...with more links after that.

Here's a talk he gave last year at TED.

Here's his video hello to the RISD community.

And here's Maeda in conversation with another young designer, Joshua Davis.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

MIT Media Lab prof John Maeda is the new President at RISD

Pretty cool when the first thing the new president of the Rhode Island School of Design does is make a video introducing himself. Maeda is a world-renowned digital artist and designer; his latest project was a limited edition shoe for Reebok.

His bio is here ... and Maeda's blog is here.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

John Maeda's new shoe is *fast*

How fast did John Maeda's limited-edition Reebok sneaker sell out? One hundred pairs went in just one day, priced at $150, according to the Media Lab prof and artist.

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