The Great Disconnect - Interview with John Maeda

The Great Disconnect - Interview with John Maeda

Like any good teacher, John Maeda is a great storyteller, and I had the honor of talking with him about his own story, which began in a tofu shop in Seattle and led him to places he had never imagined he would go. John, who admitted that he didn’t always know what he wanted to do, recalled his early interests in math and art, the teachers who helped steer his course, his years at MIT, the opportunity to become president of RISD, and his recent transition into new roles. Hearing John open up about his unplanned path and his own bouts of self-doubt was a reminder that we all struggle to be confident and courageous at times. But hope urges us to move forward, to take the next step, whether we can see the path or not. So, go ahead, make a move…