John Maeda





John Maeda

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in Seattle, The United States
January 01, 1966

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John Maeda [MY-ay-da] is a world-renowned artist, graphic designer, computer scientist and educator whose career reflects his philosophy of humanizing technology. For more than a decade, he has worked to integrate technology, education and the arts into a 21st-century synthesis of creativity and innovation.

Maeda's early work redefined the use of electronic media as a tool for expression by combining skilled computer programming with sensitivity to traditional artistic concerns. This work helped to develop the interactive motion graphics that are prevalent on the web today. A pioneering voice for simplicity in the digital age, he also initiated the Design by Numbers project, a global initiative to teach computer programming to visual artists...more


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The Laws of Simplicity: Des...
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Redesigning Leadership
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Creative Code: Aesthetics +...
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Design by Numbers
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Screen: Essays on Graphic D...
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The Art of Critical Making:...
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Fresh Dialogue Nine: In/Vis...
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Processing: A Programming H...
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The Plenitude: Creativity, ...
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“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”
John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

“Amidst all the attention given to the sciences as to how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are considered "useless," will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously. The arts are the science of enjoying life.”
John Maeda

“If you are going to have less things, they have to be great things.”
John Maeda

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