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Fall Lecture Series: Matt Mullenweg, “Fireside Chat on Design, Entrepreneurship, and Open Source”

This fall, the MFA Interaction Design Department welcomes visiting lectures in an intimate twice-a-month series to inspire conversation, pursue change, and incite creation.

About the Speaker

Automattic, Founder
Matt Mullenweg blogs at He is best known as the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software he guided from a handful of users to the most widely used open source blog tool. In late 2005 he left CNET to found Automattic, the company behind,, and Gravatar. In his spare time he enjoys taking photographs and playing jazz.



Wednesday, November 18
MFA Interaction Design Department
132 W 21st Street, 6 Floor
New York City
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About MFA Interaction Design

The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts. It explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life, and intends to increase the relevancy of design to business and to society so designers can make a difference.

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