Director of MIT’s Space Enabled Research Lab | Assistant Prof. of Media Arts and Sciences
President Emerita of MIT | Author of The Age of Living Machines
Evolutionary Biologist | Former Co-Host of Daily Planet
The first Hispanic Woman in Space | Dir. of NASA Johnson Space Center (2013-2018)
Author of How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Time Magazine Person of the Year 2017 | #MeToo and STEM speaker
Director of MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative
Founder of Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou
Author of Hidden Figures: the #1 New York Times bestseller, and inspiration for the #1 movie.
Former VP of Engineering Practice, Autodesk | Speaker on Transformative Leadership
Cybersecurity Expert | Author of Women in Tech
Innovation Speaker, Founder of Future Design School
TED Speaker | Neuroscientist | Cofounder and CEO of Backyard Brains
Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient | Author of How to Speak Machine (2019)
John Maeda is a world-renowned artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, educator, and investor 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. In his books and on stage, Maeda champions the necessary role that artists and designers play in the new creative economy.