My life in design (from the tofu factory to RISD): John Maeda on

At Serious Play 2008, John Maeda talks about his path from a Seattle tofu factory to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he became president in 2008. Maeda, a tireless experimenter and a witty observer, explores the crucial moment when design met computers, and how their collision changed his approach to both. (Recorded May 2008 in Pasadena, California. Duration: 29:32.)

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