April Clambake

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

In 2018, we are traveling around RI to find a new home for Clambake. Find us throughout the state this year!

This month, we’re at the Providence Children’s Museum:

  • 5:30 PM Doors open + Bars open
    • Explore the Museum’s new digital exhibit created in collaboration with Tellart
  • 6:15 PM Speakers start

Check out our facebook event for more updates!


Peter Haas

Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative

Peter Haas is the Associate Director of the Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative. He was the Co-Founder and COO of XactSense, a UAV manufacturer working on LIDAR mapping and autonomous navigation. Prior to XactSense, Peter founded AIDG – a small hardware enterprise accelerator in emerging markets. Peter received both TED and Echoing Green fellowships. He has been a speaker at TED Global, The World Bank, Harvard University and other venues. He holds a Philosophy B.A. from Yale.

Chris Sancomb

Providence Children's Museum

Chris Sancomb is a studio artist, designer and educator with an interdisciplinary practice, and broad range of professional expertise in the field of sculpture.

As a studio artist, Chris maintains a research based practice currently exploring the intersections of science and art through materials and form as a means to interpret and make visible concepts drawn from physics, cosmology and astronomy.

In the field of design, Chris has worked for 15 years creating museum exhibits for a variety of organizations. Since 2005 he has been working to create interactive hands on learning environments for children and families. Central to his practice is the belief in creating inclusive child directed experiential environments designed to support varied learning styles, promote empathy and develop creative confidence in children. Design projects include interactive water exhibits, spatial thinking, and cultural exhibits. Special projects include creating an exhibit space for NSF funded research on the cognitive development in children.

As an educator, Chris has taught a broad range of technical and conceptually based coursework in Sculpture, as well as teaching in art and design education. Chris has also developed specialized courses in site-specific installation art in historic architecture, and organized a partnership with the MIT museum to create interdisciplinary collaborations between RISD and MIT students.