Cambridge, Mass. – The Media Lab, a multidisciplinary
research and development center focused on digital technologies, has named
Joichi Ito as its director. Ito is a renowned thinker and writer on innovation,
global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society.
He is also chairman of the board and the previous CEO of Creative Commons, a
non-profit organization focused on developing and supporting legal and
technical tools to encourage legal file sharing and reuse.