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[liberationtech] Innovation in Open Networks & MIT Media Lab * 4:15PM, Wed Mar 7, 2012 in Skilling Auditorium

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From: "Dennis Allison" <allison at stanford.edu>
Date: Mar 4, 2012 10:53 PM
Subject: [EE CS Colloq] Innovation in Open Networks and the MIT Media Lab *
4:15PM, Wed Mar 7, 2012 in Skilling Auditorium

 Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium
4:15PM, Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford Campus
http://ee380.stanford.edu

 Innovation in Open Networks and the MIT Media Lab

 Joichi Ito
MIT Media Laboratory *About the talk:*

The combination of Moore's law and the Internet has changed everything.
Innovation happens on the edges in ecosystems where standards are developed
in non-governmental bodies, where intellectual property can become more of
a burden to agility than an asset and where planning can cost more than
doing. This massive reduction of the cost of production, distribution and
collaboration has created an explosion of innovation in consumer Internet
and software through startups. Hardware and biotech are going through a
similar transformation.

Ito will discuss innovation in open networks, the nature of risk, startups
and the role and trajectory of the MIT Media Lab in this environment.

*Slides:*

There is no downloadable version of the slides for this talk available at
this time.

*About the speaker:*

Joichi Ito is the Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is the Chair of
Creative Commons, on the Board of the MacArthur Foundation, on the Board of
Trustees of The Knight Foundation, and co-founder and board member of
Digital Garage an Internet company in Japan. He is on board of a number of
non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He
has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital
Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six
Apart, Wikia, Flickr, Last.fm, Kongregate, Fotonauts/Fotopedia, Kickstarter
and other Internet companies. He is the Guild Custodian of the World of
Warcraft guild, We Know (http://weknow.to/). He is a PADI Master Scuba
Diver Trainer, an Emergency First Responder instructor and a Divers Alert
Network instructor.

Ito was named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on
the Web in 2008. In 2011, Ito was chosen by Nikkei Business as one of the
100 most influential people for the future of Japan and by Foreign Poicy
Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers". In 2011, he received the
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute in
recognition of his role as one of the world's leading advocates of Internet
freedom.

*Contact information:*

Joichi Ito
MIT Media Lab
Joi's email - Joichi Ito **
Joi's Blog - http://joi.ito.com/
Joi's Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/
Joi's Facebook Profile - http://www.facebook.com/joiito
Joi's LinkedIn Profile - http://www.linkedin.com/in/joiito
Joi's Twitter - http://twitter.com/joi

*ABOUT THE COLLOQUIUM:*

See the Colloquium website, http://ee380.stanford.edu, for scheduled
speakers, FAQ, and additional information. Stanford and SCPD students can
enroll in EE380 for one unit of credit. Anyone is welcome to attend; talks
are webcast live and archived for on-demand viewing over the web.

*WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SKILLING AUDITORIUM:*

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