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Joichi Ito Director, MIT Media Lab @joi – Maker biz and more with @adafruit
Joi stopped by to talk about maker businesses and more (video) –
Joichi Ito is the Director of the MIT Media Lab and Chairman of the Board of PureTech Health. He is on the board of The Sony Corporation, The New York Times Company, the MacArthur Foundation, the Knight Foundation, The Mozilla Foundation, The MIT Press, MIT Tech Review and co-founder and board member of Digital Garage an Internet company in Japan. 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.
At the end of the interview we play an interview we did together, 10+ years ago.
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