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John Maeda: My journey in design, from tofu to RISD

http://www.ted.com Designer John Maeda talks about his path from a Seattle tofu factory to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he became president in 2008. Maeda, a tireless experimenter and a witty observer, explores the crucial moment when design met computers. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change,?Philippe Starck on design,?Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke,?Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child,?Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, and?"Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery.?TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at?http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
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