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The Art of Critical Making: Rhode Island School of Design on Creative Practice by John Maeda, Mara Hermano, Rosanne Somerson

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Contributors

DANIEL CAVICCHI is Dean of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. He is author of Tramps Like Us: Music and Meaning Among Springsteen Fans (Oxford University Press, 1998) and Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum and co-editor of My Music: Explorations of Music in Daily Life (Wesleyan University Press, 2011 and 1993). His public work has included Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom (2008), an inaugural exhibit for the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles; the curriculum accompanying Martin Scorsese’s The Blues film series; and other projects with the Public Broadcasting System and the National Park Service. He is currently the editor of Music/Interview, a new book series from Wesleyan University Press. In addition to several research grants and awards, Cavicchi is the recipient of both the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Brown University and the John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching from Rhode Island School of Design.

KELLY DOBSON, Assistant Professor and Department Head, Digital + Media, is an artist working in the realms of new media, machine design, social interventions, and public performance. Her projects involve technological systems and the exploration of what they mean and do for people other than the purpose for which they were consciously made. She earned her doctorate at MIT while a member of the Computing Culture Group in the Media Lab and the Interrogative Design Group in MIT’s Visual Studies Program. ...

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