Search for Simplicity in an Over-Teched World

November 30, 2005 (Wednesday) / 5:00 pm6:30 pm

200 College Hall, 3450 Woodland Walk

Search for Simplicity in an Over-Teched World

John Maeda

Allen Professor of Media Arts & Sciences
The Media Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Winner of multiple awards, including America’s and Japan’s highest honors in design in 2001, John Maeda has been called a risk-taker and agitator who is rewriting the rules, a visionary who has devoted his career to making technology more human. His watchword—and the new research agenda of MIT’s renowned Media Lab—is simplicity. His ultimate mission: to put the soul of the artist into the science of digital design.

Join us for an extraordinary evening as John Maeda shares his recent thoughts on digital art, computing technology, getting older, wanting to feel younger, and his personal quest for simplicity.