04 May '11, 2am

Joi Of Neoteny Labs Speaks On His New Role MIT Media Lab

Joi Of Neoteny Labs Speaks On His New Role MIT Media Lab May 4, 2011 by Guest Contributor In an interview with AsianScientist , Asia and Middle East early stage fund, Neoteny Labs ‘ Joichi Ito speaks about his new role as the next Executive Director of MIT Media Lab . When MIT announced last week on April 25 that Joichi (‘Joi’) Ito had been appointed the next Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab, it sent ripples through the technology world. Seen as a bold and forward-looking step by a university known for its rankings and formal education, MIT has challenged the status quo and embraced the famously-talented media savant, who himself has never finished either degrees in computer science and physics. Named as one of Business Week’s 2008 “25 Most Influential People on the Web” , Joi (pronounced ‘Joey’), 44, is the founder of Digital Garage, PsiNet Japan, Infoseek Japan, a...

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