World Maker Faire New York 2013

The Art of Critical Making

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Saturday1:30 PM2:00 PM

As making itself takes on new cultural currency, it is an important moment to consider why we are driven to make, and why we make what we do. At Rhode Island School of Design, students make questions, ideas, and objects that define a new form of critical thinking - an interactive dialogue between mind and hand that we call "critical making." Like the artistic process itself, it is deeply introspective, passionate, and often provocative

Many of us hope to change the world—or another person's perspective—with the things we make. This talk will explore how RISD's critical making helps bring us closer to these aspirations.

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John Maeda — President

Rhode Island School of Design

John Maeda is president of Rhode Island School of Design and the author of The Laws of Simplicity and Redesigning Leadership, which expands on his Twitter feed at @johnmaeda.


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