The mission of the Digital + Media Department at Rhode Island School of Design is to provide a deeply grounded, dynamic and creative education in the consequential arena of art, technology and society. Through our curricular philosophy and shared open research structures, we seek to prepare responsible, resourceful, collaborative and accomplished artists and cultural producers able to evaluate and understand the functions of their work within the range of contexts involved. We encourage students to explore content across multiple media, emphasizing critical thinking, action, and process. We provide a range of material and technical platforms, research methodologies, adaptable analytical skills and promote new media art as a versatile means of conversation and participation. Our goal is to prepare students for an engaged, responsible and evolving practice.