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Rhode Island School of Design

15 Essential Reasons We All Need Feminism

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women

Using only a whiteboard and markers, a Rhode Island college's feminist organization has provided an opportunity for its members to express why they ne...

Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Telling Us the Truth About His Company?

Steven Hill | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The clear and simple truth is that Airbnb has drifted very far from its origins, and is no longer simply a platform of "regular people" hosts. It has morphed into a giant loophole for professional real estate operatives.

The 20 Most Polite Colleges In 2015, According To GrubHub

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.20.2015 | College

Saying "please" and "thank you" can go a long way. In this case, it gets your college ranked as one of the most polite campuses. The online food-order...

Better Health, By Design

Footnote | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

The human element has always been as important to medicine as the scientific side. Design takes this human factor into account by analyzing how healthcare is provided and used and how the behavior of doctors, patients, and other actors promotes or impedes health.

John Waters Nabs An Honorary Degree

AP | By AMY ANTHONY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all,...

At RISD, an Artisan Who's Now President

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"One of the strengths of an artist is that if you learn to deal with ideas and systems and structures, it all contributes to leadership."

Artist Traces The Flight Patterns Of Birds And The Results Are Spectacular

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

There's something about the flight of a bird that is both visually appealing and abstractly mesmerizing, as a viewer can ogle both the physical moveme...

Poster Boy

Bruce Helander | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

As those of you know from reading my observations on creativity, I have certainly penned plenty of film and book reviews, which often supplement my standard fare of art essays about talented artists that I admire.

Students Explore New Possibility With Google Glass

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES -- Beauty is in the eye of the Google Glass wearer. At least that's what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers wi...

RISD Students Stage Nation's First Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

RISD students have been pushing for divestment since January, but after an initially positive response, the Board of Trustees has now refused to move any proposals forward despite large amounts of support from students and faculty.

Spray Glue vs. Elmer's Glue: Leading with Diverse Materials

John Maeda | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
John Maeda

At the recent TED Global conference in Edinburgh, I gave a talk framing some of my thoughts on the overlaps between technology, design, art and leader...

An Order of Magic, With a Croissant on the Side

John Maeda | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
John Maeda

Arts + Tech month is the global embodiment of the STEAM theme that I've been talking about for the past year or so. Great ideas today add Art to turn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into STEAM to create innovations that taste delicious.

The Best Art Schools

Posted 06.01.2012 | College

Which school is ranked as the best college to earn a Masters of Fine Arts? According to US News & World Report, it's Yale University. But there are...

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.

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations in Rhode Island

The Huffington Post | Mike Barzacchini | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Rhode Island can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, w...

James Franco's Latest College Adventure | Posted 10.22.2011 | College

The actor James Franco -- the bad guy in the "Spider-Man" movies -- is headed to the Rhode Island School of Design this fall to study art....

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Dual-Degree Programs

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.09.2012 | College
Daniel Grant

"Smart" and "cool" needn't be kept apart, and many smart kids who want to be artists and artistic kids who want a rigorous academic program have been frustrated by the need to make a choice.

Shepard Faireyâ„¢: On Street Art And Street Cred

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Shepard Fairey has grown up before the eyes of fans, peers and would be competitors. Undaunted by criticism he gets from both sides of his chosen voca...

Providence Mayor Plans To Tax Schools, Hospitals, Other Nonprofits

Providence Journal | Paul Davis and Alisha A. Pina | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

PROVIDENCE -- Last week, doctors at Women & Infants Hospital examined a 48-year-old woman who might develop cervical cancer. She had stopped seeing do...

Art and the He(art)

John Maeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Maeda

Both art and design are employed in public health constantly -- whether it be the elegant system of stairs in the CDC designed to encourage walking, or the graphics on cigarette packing.

Art Schools Add Mental Health Centers

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Art schools strive to put their best foot forward when appealing to prospective students. But perhaps the school's counseling center should be a stop on the tour.

"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.

Top 10 HIPSTER Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Looking to up your coolness quotient? Maybe a hipster school is for you. Though definitions of the modern-day hipster are often debated, we'll go with...

WEIRDEST School Mascots (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*UPDATED* How do colleges and students decide on mascots? We're trying very hard not to sound judgmental, but we're downright dumbfounded. A mascot...

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Richard Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Reiss

Our cultural habits still come from an expansionist idea that would suit a civilization that actually has mastered space travel. But in real life we just have this planet.