A Materials Girl: Neri Oxman is Redesigning the Modern World
On top of all this, Neri’s just a nice person, extremely gracious, which is worth mentioning. She’s also an accomplished speaker. But don’t take it from me. Here’s a testimonial from her recent keynote at Bucknell University:
She hit a grand slam: classroom session was excellent, dinner delightful, and her presentation a wallop—students stood in line for about a half hour afterward to ask her questions. Fascinatingly, the questions were more about their lives and careers than about her work, as if by her own passion for her work she had inspired them to seek her advice on where they should take their interests and find, in essence, what she had found. She is brilliant. We had about 200-225 people there for her presentation on election night [2010 midterms], which was excellent, and she did not leave anyone anything but wowed. Several students told me it was the best presentation they had heard in the entire forum series, and I have heard from several faculty since that their students who were there have been raving about it.