John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design, and Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art, discuss smart art tech trends that are revolutionizing artistic expression. The talk is moderated by Darhil Crooks, Creative Director, The Atlantic and Jen Doll, Senior Writer, The Atlantic Wire.
Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York City. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked and unexpected objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology. In addition to her role as Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, Paola was appointed director of a new Research and Development initiative in 2012. She lectures frequently at high-level global conferences and coordinates cultural discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A true interdisciplinary, energetic, and generous cultural thinker, she is currently working on a project that considers the manifestations of violence in contemporary society through the lens of design, and on a series of experiments on the intersection of physical and digital in museums and curatorial practice.
Darhil Crooks is Creative Director for
Jen Doll is Senior Writer for The Atlantic Wire.
John Maeda joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2013 as Design Partner. He advises KPCB portfolio companies on how to maximize the impact of design in their products and company cultures. He serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy. He also chairs the eBay Design Advisory Board and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models and a trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.