Safecast continues to make news with its rapid collection and dissemination of radiation data since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Safecast Co-Founder and Advisor Joi Ito continues to make news in the realm of technology, innovation, open data, and new ways of thinking.
Those who have been lucky to work with Joi will attest to the contagious nature of his enthusiasm for technology solutions to meet human needs. MIT Technology Review covers Joi. Safecast, and Media Lab under Joiʻs direction in this interesting article.
In addition to his position as Director of MIT Media Lab, Joi is also Chairman of Creative Commons, and sits on the Board of New York Times, MacArthur Foundation and Knight Foundation. He is also a board member of Witness, an organization focused on human rights.
Joi was also named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web in 2008. In 2011, Ito was chosen by Nikkei Business as one of the 100 most influential people for the future of Japan and by Foreign Poicy Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers”. In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute in recognition of his role as one of the world’s leading advocates of Internet freedom.
Thank you, Joi, for the great work you are doing, and for your continued support of Safecast, radiation detection and mapping, and open transparent data!