Vanguard Innovation Studio and CreateXChange present John Maeda November 22 at Drexel University, where he will discuss his new book How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Computational Age.
As our world becomes increasingly dominated by AI, algorithms and “smart” objects, understanding how machines think — and don’t — is a critical ability. No one is better suited to the task of explaining this topic than John Maeda. For years he’s worked at the intersection of art, technology and humanism, whether a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, at the helm of the Rhode Island School of Design, or in the Silicon Valley startup world, at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and at Automattic, Inc.
In his upcoming book, How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Computational Age, Maeda draws on his considerable experience and knowledge to render the most complex technological topics in simple, yet powerful ways.
How to Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today’s technology innovators, product designers, business leaders, and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products — while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.
John Maeda is one of the world’s preeminent interdisciplinary thinkers on technology and design, as well as the creator of the Design in Tech Report presented each year at SXSW.