SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Joichi “Joi” Ito, MIT Media Lab Director, as its keynote speaker for SIGGRAPH 2015, the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
Mirroring the conference theme of “Xroads of Discovery,” Ito’s body of work and experience has spanned the science, academic, and business worlds.
As director of the MIT Media Lab, Ito is working to explore how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform society in substantial and positive ways.
Formerly listed as a Time magazine “Cyber-Elite” (1997) and among BusinessWeek’s “25 Most Influential People on the Web” (2001), he has served as both board chair and CEO of Creative Commons, and currently sits on the boards of The New York Times Company, Knight Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Sony Corp.
SIGGRAPH 2015 will take place Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Visit s2015.SIGGRAPH.org for more details.