Old Advice from John Maeda

Rei Inamoto
Nov 17, 2018 · 4 min read

More than 20 years ago, I went to meet John Maeda at the MIT Media Lab for the first time.

This week, I had the honor of hosting a conference in SF and interviewing him in front of an audience.

John wore my star shirt.

Me and John Maeda on stage at NCC 2018 in San Francisco

Here’s the backstory:

In the mid 90’s, I was an art and design student at the University of Michigan. I had come across…