At RIT, the intersection of Technology, the Arts, and Design, or TAD, is the meaningful partnership of diverse ways of thinking, exploring, and making to address complex contemporary problems, advance knowledge, and pursue joy and wonder.
The disciplinary realms that comprise TAD at RIT include:
Technology incorporates the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for practical purposes
The Arts involve the aesthetic articulation of creativity to connect people through shared experience or understanding
Design is the empathetic, iterative synthesis of function and form to align product, user, and environment
Most current TAD activity at RIT falls within one of the following overarching thematic areas:
Solving Humanity's Complex Problems: uniting diverse perspectives and expertise to identify challenging problems, understand the underlying complexity, and develop creative, collaborative solutions.
Storytelling through Enhanced Realities: leveraging Technology to help spin imaginative tales, put on wonderous shows, and create compelling experiences.
Pushing the Boundaries of Visual Communication and Imaging: uniting expertise with technology to explore the boundaries of visual media and media technologies
For more information or to share your thoughts, please contact Robin Cass (CAD) Provost’s Associate for the Integration of Technology, the Arts, and Design at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAD Strategy Working Group
In Fall of 2020, Provost Granberg named Robin Cass, professor in the College of Art and Design, the Provost’s Associate for the Integration of Technology, the Arts, and Design and charged her with advancing the TAD Initiative. In Spring of 2021, Cass assembled the TAD Strategy Working Group, a faculty committee with representation from across the University, in order to work collaboratively to identify opportunities and recommend strategies to strengthen and grow TAD at RIT that leverage existing faculty expertise and interest.