Please join us this Wednesday for an exciting lecture by Rives!
The lecture is free and open to the public. Details below
David H. Liu Memorial Lecture Series in Design
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colleagues, family and friends. I look forward to seeing you all
there! Contact me if you have any questions.
Spoken word performance poet, multimedia artist
Wednesday, Oct. 8th
Building: Pigott Hall, Room: 260-113, Stanford University Campus
Rives (rhymes with ‘weaves’) designs interactive narratives for grown-
ups. Part poet, part storyteller, Rives offers audiences uniquely
intelligent and creative entertainment—impossible to categorize for a
print medium like this bio. He’s extraordinarily deft with words,
extremely clever, creative, and intellectually alive. His work bursts
in multiple directions, makes surprising connec tions, and leaves you
gasping and laughing. For his avid use of technology, he’s been called
“the first 2.0 poet,” incorporating images, video, and text, often
involving audience members.
Rives is the co-host of Bravo channel’s new show Ironic Iconic
America, a unique and whimsical tour of contempo rary American culture
debuting October 3, 2008. He is a regular at the annual TED
Conference, where he earns standing ovations. He’s appeared at the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on the last four seasons of HBO’s Def
Poetry Jam. He was the 2004 National Poetry Slam champion.
Rives’s clients include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hallmark, Wieden
+Kennedy, Business Objects, Northwestern Univer sity, and the House of
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