Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

United States of America

Drue Kataoka is known for creating interactive, reflective and engaging artworks around the world. Mrs. Kataoka’s artistic vocabulary includes complex mirror and steel reflective surfaces, distorting the perception of space and time. Her art practice also involves new and emerging technologies like virtual reality, brainwaves (EEG), and social networks. Named a Young Global Leader & Cultural Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Mrs. Kataoka presented a solo exhibition at the WEF in Davos. A passionate advocate of arts education and STEAM (Integrating Art into STEM), Mrs. Kataoka has endowed the Rotary Foundation Drue Kataoka Arts Scholarship through the sale of her artworks. Twenty students have received the scholarship since its founding in 2001. She is a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute Award.

08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How do you engage students to build their own learning path through art and creativity?
At a time when society faces many problems that seem difficult to solve through traditional approaches, we all need a hyper boost of creativity. Drue is an artist, technologist and expert on creativity. She is known for often using cutting edge technology in her work. In this talk, Drue explains how the arts will play an important part in education via a new kind of art—one that is more open, more interactive, more immersive, and less designed to statically hang on walls.
Keywords: Creativity
Speakers

Drue Kataoka

United States of America

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum

Moderators

Tyler DeWitt

Education Consultant, YouTube Education Creator

07 October, 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Teaching Creativity: From STEM to STEAM
Why is creativity the most valuable skill of tomorrow, and how do you set up a “creative classroom”?
Creativity is the only human skill that is immune to automation—making it the essential skill to develop in students. During this Masterclass, artist and creativity expert Drue Kataoka shares statistics, examples and personal stories to show how the arts have nurtured, and can nurture, super-creative minds. She discusses how teachers can set up a “creative classroom,” and why every teacher should unleash their inner artist.
Speakers

Drue Kataoka

United States of America

Technology Artist and Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum