In the Media

‘This is Your Life’ unpacks universal experiences Ruggiero ’22, Poisson ’22 display works from RISD Collaborative Study Project

Rémy Poisson (BRDD 2022, Illustration and Literary Arts) and Jake Ruggiero (BRDD 2022, Illustration and Biology) are featured in the Brown Daily Herald for their exhibition, "This is Your Life," displaying works from their RISD Wintersession Collaborative Study Project.

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Nadia Wolff (BRDD 2021) Exhibits Work at Group Show, Roots & Roads, Centering Black Hair Culture

Nadia Wolff (BRDD 2021, Textiles & Literary Arts) performed in a work at the opening of the exhibition Roots and Roads at Franklin Street Works on Saturday, Feb. 8th.


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Brown|RISD Dual Degree 12th Annual Exhibition: Many Years Later... Featured in the Arts & Culture Section of the Brown Daily Herald

Students in the Dual Degree Program were invited to submit work that responded to the theme “Many Years Later.” Their pieces spoke to concepts of time, memory, routine and change using a diverse array of media, from sculpture to stop-motion animation..  ~Brown Daily Herald

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The 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM team receives recognition for their work exploring the potential of using fungal mycelium for outposts on the moon and Mars

The work of the 2018 Stanford-Brown-RISD iGEM team, which includes BRDD 2021 students, Emilia Mann (Apparel Design, Engineering) and Javier Syquia (Graphic Design, Chemistry) is featured in CNET, Popular Mechanics, and SPACE.
~photo from 2018 iGEM Team Stamford-Brown-RISD

Fly Me to Edo

Danning Niu (BRDD 2020, Interior Architecture, East Asian Studies), 2019 RISD Museum Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern in Asian Art, created a 3D virtual reality exploration of the Kanzeon Raijin Gate in Edo, Japan, as seen in an 1820s print.

Read more on the RISD Museum website.

I Am Not a Robot | Yunni Cho | TEDxBrownU

Yunni Cho (BRDD 2021, Interior Architecture, Urban Studies, Cognitive Neuroscience) presented at TEDxBrownU in October 2019.  In her talk, I Am Not a Robot, Yunni explores how creativity makes human beings irreplaceable​ by artificial intelligence.

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New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

Developed at Brown University, a new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those object by hand as if they were really there.

Jiaju Ma (BRDD 2021, Industrial Design, Computer Science) is a co-author on the research paper.

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‘Jesus Shoes’ with actual holy water inside them sell for $3,000

MSCHF, Brooklyn-based product design company, with creative directors, Lukas Bentel (BRDD 2015, Furniture Design, Computer Music and Multimedia) and Kevin Wiesner (BRDD 2015, Industrial Design, Engineering) were recognized for their 'Jesus Shoes" project in New York Post.  

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Javier Syquia: “Designers Belong in Every Industry”

Javier Syquia (BRDD 2021, Graphic Design and Chemistry) is featured in VO1SS and explains how he connects the dots as a Dual Degree student.   “The whole process of teaching and learning science is essentially to simplify complex information, and to distill it down to one understandable ‘thing.’ Once you have these building blocks in place, you can stack them on top of one another to create something more complex to explain a larger and more elaborate phenomenon. I kind of realized that is essentially what I do as a graphic designer — distilling information to a more comprehensible form.”  ~VO1SS

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Student work: Mining an emerging area of dementia studies, Alicia Valencia encourages memory-care facilities to embrace aesthetic play

In her thesis, “Cultivating Aesthetic Play: A Case for Culture in Dementia Memory Care,” Alicia Valencia (BRDD 2015) asserts that “the ability to perform aesthetic judgment still remains even as language skills and memory weaken.” She explains, “The capacity to decide whether something is lovely or not, to have certain feelings about the world, remains much longer in a person with dementia than knowing to put a book on a shelf.” ~Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

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