Joi Ito: After A Disaster, How Can Everyday Citizens Gather Critical Data? After a massive earthquake struck Japan in 2011, MIT's Joi Ito assembled a ragtag team of hackers and eager citizens to help assess the damage after the government came up short.
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Joi Ito: After A Disaster, How Can Everyday Citizens Gather Critical Data?

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Joi Ito: After A Disaster, How Can Everyday Citizens Gather Critical Data?

Joi Ito: After A Disaster, How Can Everyday Citizens Gather Critical Data?

Joi Ito: After A Disaster, How Can Everyday Citizens Gather Critical Data?

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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Citizen Science.

About Joi Ito's TED Talk: Part 1

After a massive earthquake struck Japan in 2011, MIT's Joi Ito assembled a ragtag team of hackers and eager citizens to help assess the damage after the government came up short.

About Joi Ito

Joi Ito is a Japanese activist, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. From his days kickstarting Internet culture in Japan at Digital Garage, his restless curiosity led him to be an early-stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr, Last.fm, Kickstarter and other internet companies, and to serve on countless boards and advisory committees around digital culture and Internet freedom.

He now leads the MIT Media Lab.

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