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At RISD: Art, science, and what's wrong with ATMs
Among the most prominent solutions offered up for our present economic malaise and the broader decline of the republic: a robust investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.
| January 19, 2011
11 Big Ideas for Rhode Island
Great notions to make things better in tough times: internpreneurships, dance parties, and Netflix for underwear
Rhode Island has problems. We all know it. Unemployment, political corruption, the Providence College basketball team.
| October 05, 2010
Now playing — RISD: The Musical!
We all know RISD students like to paint and draw, but can they hoof it? Or belt out a show tune and carry a giant pencil at the same time? Well, yes, it turns out.
| February 17, 2010
2009: Worth another look
The gallery highlights of 2009
The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
| December 22, 2009
Art for money's sake
This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
| October 28, 2009
Glasses, bikes, and a better world
If you thought you saw more black-rimmed glasses and aluminum bikes around town this weekend, you weren't imagining it.
| October 07, 2009
Limits of non-traditional leadership
John Maeda arrived at the Rhode Island School of Design a year ago pledging a different sort of leadership.
| August 20, 2009
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Brave new RISD
After a year at the helm, president John Maeda is balancing broad shifts in the worlds of art, design, and business
The Rhode Island School of Design, for all its artful ambition, is a conservative place. Students draw. They mold clay. They are awash in taxidermy. So there was more than a little anxiety when John Maeda — sneaker designer, MIT professor, digital media rock star — took over as RISD president last summer.
| May 27, 2009
RISD takes to the streets to show 'What We Do'
Bursting the bubble
"What We Do," an unprecedented, student-run event on April 11 at the Rhode Island School of Design, aims to capture, in a frenzied six hours at six locations, the spirit of Providence's most creative and offbeat college.
| April 08, 2009
Worth another look
Intriguing views of a warped world
In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
| December 23, 2008
As RI struggles, entrepreneur sees promise
The revelation that Rhode Island faces a $300 million-plus deficit for the current year is just the latest bit of dire economic news about the state.
| November 12, 2008
Why Rhode Island is hurting
Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.
| October 02, 2008
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
| September 25, 2008
Man and machine
John Maeda talks about technology — and his quest to understand RISD
Leave it to John Maeda, the Rhode Island School of Design’s new president, to invoke the long-term value of art at a time when global financial markets are gripped by uncertainty.
| September 24, 2008
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