On January 10, 2012, W2 Group Chairman Larry Weber moderated a MITX Fireside Chat with the new Director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito. The one-on-one conversation revealed Joi’s, and the MIT Media Lab’s, view on the convergence of social, design and mobility in creating impactful innovations.
A well-known thinker, venture capitalist, and Internet entrepreneur, Joi recently took over the MIT Media Lab as its fourth Director. Joi’s vision for the Lab merges the East Coast’s long term focus with the West Coast’s agile approaches, turning the Lab into a place to “build stuff” that has long-term, powerful effects.
View media coverage recapping highlights of the Fireside Chat:
- Boston Globe: “Media Lab director Joi Ito talks about the Valley’s weaknesses, open technologies, global opportunities, and whether the lab is ‘selling itself too cheap’”
- BostInnovation.com: “Director Joi Ito Opens Up About Why the East Coast Is the Best Coast & The Future of the MIT Media Lab”
- GigaOM: “Joi Ito: Open-source hardware is a no brainer”
View the recorded livestream of the event below: