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John Maeda

Disney Challenges Kids To Use Their Best STEAM Skills To Imagine The Future

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.24.2015 | Good News

All aboard! American education is moving forward with full STEAM, and Disney has hopped on board with a special challenge. In anticipation of ...

STEAM: Person, Place or Paradigm Shift?

Allison Gaines Pell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Allison Gaines Pell

Children are capable of more than many want to give them credit for. The STEAM movement is popularizing this idea, and giving schools ways to think about language, time and space to make that idea real.

The Increasing Importance of Design for a Meaningful Technology Experience

Renee Blodgett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Renee Blodgett

Before I learned that Tony Fadell was former SVP of Apple's iPod division and had reported directly to Steve Jobs, there was a sense that he abided b...

An Education in Creative Courage

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.

SEEDing a New Kind of STEM

Thomas Fisher | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

The STEM fields do indeed contribute to our technology-based economy, but whether they do so for good or ill depends upon how we grow these new educational shoots and to what end.

STEM to STEAM: An Interview With RISD's President, John Maeda

Darby Roach | Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts
Darby Roach

2012-02-22-pullquote1.jpgJohn Maeda is a world-renowned artist and graphic designer; he's also a computer scientist and an electrical engineer.

"John Maeda Is The Fortune Cookie" (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Speaking to the president of the Rhode Island School of Design provides insight into what it means to be an artist, especially during an economic downturn that sees resources deflected from creative industries.

Music Bridges Cultures: An Event in Paris

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christoph A. Geiseler

The US Embassy hosted a day-long symposium at the residence of the US Ambassador to France to unite 100 cultural entrepreneurs and leaders of local arts organizations in Paris.

Why Science Needs To Bring Sexy Back

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Silva

I have found that there is very little excitement about the scientific breakthroughs that are occurring every day. Science seems to have lost its "art direction," and it needs to bring sexy back.

MIT Math Whiz Designs Sneaks Lined With Code

Wired | Jenna Wortham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Freak for sneaks? And math? This pair of tricked-out kicks might tickle your fancy. John Maeda, renowned mathematician, graphic designer and professo...