Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Robert Dow

Siggraph announced today that Joichi “Joi” Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted pioneer of the World Wide Web, will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13. Mirroring the conference theme of “Xroads of Discovery,” Siggraph notes how Ito’s body of work and experience has spanned the science, academic, and business worlds. “Known for his willingness to dig deeply to find understanding and to discover unorthodox solutions and connections, Joi Ito is the perfect fit for Siggraph 2015,” said Marc J. Barr, Siggraph 2015 Conference Chair. “The Siggraph community is full of thoughtful, innovative and curious minds, which Ito embodies through his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom.”