Last night I was invited by the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Alliances to address a variety of ongoing questions our students had about RISD’s role in our city, in our country, and in our world. After four years here at RISD, I’ve changed how I approach presenting information on campus — and I’ve given up on visual slides as a means of conveying information.
So last night I tried out a new approach. Instead of giving a “power point” presentation, I gave a “power people” presentation. I invited a variety of people who work here at RISD so I could introduce them to our students — thanks to Ed Newhall (any Q on art education in K-12 and STEAM), Jack Silva (any Q on facilities), Annie Newman (any Q on master planning), Patti Phillips (for any Q for research and civic engagement), Jean Eddy (any Q for students), and Babette Allina (any Q on STEAM and the national movement) for so graciously being my “slides” for the *packed* student meeting! http://risd.cc/15rywWE People, especially Ed, Patti, Babette, Jack, Annie, and Jean are SO much better than slides. -JM
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