BREAKING NEWS: MIT Media Lab's John Maeda to become RISD's new president
By Jack Templin
In Rhode Island's info-tech & digital media (ITDM) community 2007 is going out with a bang - this morning RISD announced that John Maeda will become the school's 16th president. Simply put, Maeda is a giant at the intersection of design and technology.
In 2008, we'll be following this news and the implications for the state's ITDM sector closely. In the meantime, feast on these links:
- RISD Press Release (includes a video the TEDBlog calls "supercool" by Providence-based Machine Hero)
- Video of Maeda's Sept. talk at the TED Conference
- Maeda's blog: Simplicity
- MIT Media Lab profile on Maeda
- Wikipedia article on Maeda
Happy Holidays, All! We just received a fantastic present.
Update: The PBN has just published an interview with Maeda.
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