John Maeda in a sandpit, on Twitter and text

John Maeda will be in London in November as he takes up residence in a sandpit in the Riflemaker gallery, interacting with visitors via Twitter, text and drawings

John Maeda will be in London in November as he takes up residence in a sandpit in the Riflemaker Gallery, interacting with visitors via Twitter, text and drawings…

Yes that’s right, the president of Rhode Island School of Design and one of the world’s most respected authorities on the relationships between art, media and technology, will be dispensing insights via the top floor of the Soho gallery space during a four day stint in November.

As part of a live exhibition visitors can book a ten minute “consultation” with Maeda, who may or may not talk/tweet about his particular passion for advancing the cause of “creative leadership” and advocating the influence that creative minds can have on business and industry.

According to the gallery, following the consultation, visitors are invited to select a piece of art to purchase from choices outlined on the gallery walls – from a £1 John Maeda Tweet, a £50 signed Polaroid, to £10,000 for a handmade computer. “The overall experience,” they say, “will be somewhere between a visit to McKinsey Consulting and a chatty hairdresser.”

John Maeda Is The Fortune Cookie will run from 16 to 19 November, 2pm – 8pm daily at the Riflemaker Gallery, 79 Beak Street, London W1. Follow Maeda on twitter.com/johnmaeda and Riflemaker on twitter.com/riflemaker_soho.

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