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What We Do conference at RISDMar 18 2009

What We Do is a one-day ad hoc conference being held at RISD on April 11.

On Saturday, April 11th, 100 members of the RISD community (students, faculty, staff, and alums) will share something that they do with the rest of the RISD community and the larger surrounding community of Providence.

Leading up to the day of the event, 8 site-specific "spaces" will be created by members of every department at RISD; majors paired up to encourage cross-departmental collaboration. The spaces that they build will house the day's events creating a street-fair environment for the open sharing of how people at RISD spend their time and energy.

What we do might include studio work, performance pieces, what you did last summer; anything and everything that RISD does in any manner of presentation.

Announced topics include cartooning, disaster simulations, typography, GPS poetry, and cars that run on vegetable oil. Oh, and the whole thing is free and open to the public.

John Maeda is leaving his position atDec 21 2007

John Maeda is leaving his position at The MIT Media Lab for the Presidency of RISD. Good luck, John.

Update: Here's a video of Maeda introducing himself as president.

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