Todd Siler


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Todd Siler is an internationally-recognized visual artist, author, educator and consultant, who is the founder and chief creative director of Psi-Phi Communications, LLC, and the Think Like a Genius® Program ( He received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1986, he became the first visual artist to receive a doctorate from the Institute. He was a Visiting Artist/Scientist at the Computer-Aided Design Lab in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1988-89 and 1991-92. He also served as an International Advisory Board Member for the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, Korea, and a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dr. Siler has published many articles and books on cultivating creativity and innovative thinking, including Think Like A Genius (New York: Bantam Books, 1997) and Breaking the Mind Barrier (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990 and Touchstone Books, 1997), which was nominated for the 1994 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education for “a work of outstanding educational achievement with potential for worldwide impact.” Siler has presented and consulted extensively throughout the world on creativity, innovation and learning, and other related topics. He has consulted to such organizations as IBM, Compaq, Texas Instruments, U S WEST, Chevron, Royal Dutch/Shell, Chase Manhattan, Campbell Soup, The Home Depot, Nabisco, M.I.T., Blue Cross Blue Shield, ING North America, Procter & Gamble, NTT/Verio, and Young President's Organization. Todd Siler is a recipient of an I.B.M. Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to Paris, France (1975-76), a Fulbright Fellowship to India (1985-86), and a Meitec Fellowship (1989-91), awarded by the Meitec Intelligent Technology Corporation in Tokyo, among other fellowships and awards. In addition, he holds a number of patents on a wide range of inventions, including textile printing machinery. Todd Siler has been exhibiting his artworks internationally in major museums and galleries for the past twenty years and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City ( His artworks are in numerous private and public collections, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (20th Century Collection), The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow and the Belsar Verlag Print Archives in Stuttgart and Zurich.

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Filerman, Marc, Ulrich, Karl, Siler, Todd (1989): A Tactile Input Device for Sheet Metal CAD. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1989, . pp. 512-519.