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RISD Partners with CreativeMornings


In partnership with RISD, CreativeMornings chapters in 29 cities around the world are hosting events in June under a common, unified theme, holding a global conversation about the intersection of art and technology. As part of RISD’s STEM to STEAM initiative, all CreativeMornings chapters from Aarhus to Zurich are taking a closer look at the magic that happens at the intersection of these two domains.

Founded in 2009 by Tina Roth Eisenberg, CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series with the express purpose of bringing creative people together to meet and talk informally while being inspired by a guest speaker. Think of it as “TED for the rest of us,” her site suggests. In less than three years, CreativeMornings has spawned chapters in cities throughout the US, Europe and on several other continents.

The Arts+Tech>Magic month kicks off with Jonathan Harris speaking on Friday, June 1 in New York City. The RISD STEAM Club is hosting its own “pop up” CreativeMornings event the following Friday, June 8, when Kelly Dobson, head of RISD’s Digital + Media department, speaks in the Chace Center.

In taping the video used to introduce the discussions at local chapters worldwide, President John Maeda explained the notion behind the STEM to STEAM movement, noting that “art and technology combine very naturally.” People who are able to “blur the line” between the artistic and scientific or techy aspects of themselves are most likely to be the leaders of the future, he says.

Go to CreativeMornings for more information about events in your area. Or reserve a ticket to RISD’s own CreativeMornings event on June 8 at 8:30 am at

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tags: Digital + Media, digital, global, interdisciplinary, partnerships + collaborations, STEAM

A figure modeling class from 1916.