World-Renowned Graphic Designer, Computer Scientist and Visual Artist John Maeda to Visit RIT, March 12

The event is free and open to the public

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Named by Esquire as one of the 21 most important people for the 21st century, graphic designer, computer scientist and visual artist John Maeda will visit Rochester Institute of Technology to talk about humanity and technology.

Maeda, the E. Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a faculty member at the Media Lab since 1996, will present “Humanity, Simplicity, Technology” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. His talk is part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion.”

Maeda made his mark by redefining the use of electronic media as a tool for expression for people of all ages and skill levels. As an artist, he has exhibited his work at galleries in Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo. Maeda is also the author of The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, Maeda@Media, and Design by Numbers—books that describe his philosophy of “humanizing technology” through his perspective on the digital arts.

For more information about Maeda and the Caroline Werner Gannett Project, visit