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CC Chairman Joi Ito named new director of MIT Media Lab

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Joi ito by Dean Ornish / CC BY The MIT Media Lab, known for its innovative, hands-on approaches in design, multimedia, and technology, has named Creative Commons Chairman and former CEO Joi Ito as its new executive director. In its article about the announcement, the┬áNew York Times notes Joi’s long-time support of open culture: “Raised…

Scratch.mit.edu now at 400,000+ projects

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A couple years ago, the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab developed a Web 2.0 programming platform for kids called Scratch. Scratch allows kids, and virtually anyone else, to create and remix rich media of all kinds—video, video games, even simple photo animations. The programming behind Scratch focuses on building blocks, like Legos, to…