@TechHub: Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab/Wired - Wed 18th May, 1pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (BST)
Tech Visionary @TechHub (TechHub Members, use your discount code)
Nicholas Negroponte - Founder, MIT Media Lab /Investor, Wired /Author, Being Digital
We are thrilled to have Nicholas Negroponte here @TechHub! Nicholas is one of the most important contemporary world-shakers, managing to push the edge of the information revolution as an inventor, thinker and angel investor.
Come and join us @TechHub and hear from one of the most inspirational technology visionaries out there!
You do not want to miss this.
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About Nicholas Negroponte
An angel investor extraordinaire, Nicholas Negroponte has funded more than 40 startups, and served on the boards of companies such as Motorola and Ambient Devices. A pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, he was perhaps best known for founding and directing MIT's Media Lab, which helped drive the multimedia revolution and now houses more than 500 researchers and staff. An original investor in WIRED (and the magazine's "patron saint"), for five years he penned a column exploring the frontiers of technology -- ideas that he expanded into his 1995 best-selling book Being Digital.
But his latest effort, the One Laptop per Child project, may prove his most ambitious. The organization is manufacturing the XO (the "$100 laptop"), a wireless Internet-enabled, pedal-powered computer costing roughly $100. Negroponte hopes to put millions of these devices in the hands of the children in the developing world by 2010. Most recently, OLPC has managed to put an XO laptop in the hands of every schoolkid in Uruguay.
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