Joichi Ito is the new MIT Media Lab Director
Joichi Ito, member of <ahref’s review committee is the new Director of the Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joichi Ito, co-founder and Board Chair of Creative Commons as well as member of <ahref’s formal review committee, has been nominated as the next Director of MIT Media Lab, the computing science centre of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was founded in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte who, with his research has had a fundamental role in the success of digital culture. Joichi Ito (44) takes over from Franklin H. Moss, who has directed the institute over the past five years. Though Ito has no formal academic qualifications, he has an outstanding professional background and is considered one of the foremost writers on the emerging democracies and “The Sharing Economy”. According to Negroponte who is today the chairman emeritus of the Research Centre, Ito is the perfect man to lead the MIT Media Lab forward into the coming years given that the digital revolution is now over and the Centre espouses a new conception of innovation ranging from the arts to brain sciences. An innovation that will have, at the same time a global, social, economic and political impact and this, according to the Media Lab chairman emeritus is exactly Joi Ito’s world. To know more.