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Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility.

An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

Brett Doar

Brett Doar is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in teaching, film, and video editing. He is also an artist whose kinetic sculptures have been displayed all over the United States and Ireland. But Brett describes himself as a "builder and designer of poetic machinery." Put a different way, he is probably best known for his marvelous, imaginative Rube Goldberg machines.

After graduating from Providence Day School in 1991, Brett’s undergraduate studies ranged from Architecture to Linguistics at several schools on the east coast, and he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine in Arts, Computation and Engineering. Since then, Brett's work has been covered by numerous news outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, NPR and the New York Times.

Brett's past projects have been commissioned by clients as diverse as Google, Red Bull, General Electric, Nokia and Microsoft. But it's a project for GoldieBlox, a toy manufacturer that makes engineering toys for girls, that he names as one of his most satisfying. "I really like their mission of encouraging girls to think about science and technology," he explains. "It is so unusual for a toy company to get everyone's attention and go viral like it did...it was nice to be able to be associated with that."

Watch Brett's most recent project for Nokia and Microsoft

Visit Brett's website, which features the GoldieBlox machine

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