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Art Works Podcast: John Maeda

This week?s podcast is an interview with the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda. Maeda has spent his career at the crossroads of art and technology, where he has consistently pushed the boundaries of each field to explore how these disciplines shape one another. In the late 1980s, after earning degrees in software engineering and physics at MIT, Maeda, on the advice of a professor who had noticed his talent, went off to study art in Japan. At first, he was happy to leave computers behind, but slowly he discovered that art and science were more connected than he had previously imagined.

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