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John Maeda Makes Connections in this Creative Leadership Speech

 - Oct 11, 2012
References: maedastudio & youtube
John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island school of design, delves into the relationship between art and technology in this creative leadership speech.

The innovative professional begins his witty commentary on this connection with the evolution of Apple products from the first computer to modern smartphones. He proceeds to explore his personal experience in how this groundbreaking relationship has influenced his personal work. For instance, his piece titled 'Human Powered Computer Experiment' mimics the functions of archaic technology by using people to represent each function.

Though the relationship between art and technology has affected his personal career trajectory, Maeda takes it one step further by applying this principle to leadership. He makes a strong point for the advantages of creative leadership that point to a future in which it will be more prominent.