Joi Ito’s ’9 Principles’ of the Media Lab

In a brief address delivered at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, Media Lab director Joi Ito proposed the “9 Principles” that will guide the Media Lab’s work under his leadership…some in pointed contrast to those of the Lab’s founder, Nicholas Negroponte.

Ito’s principles are:

  1. Disobedience over compliance
  2. Pull over push
  3. Compasses over maps
  4. Emergence over authority
  5. Learning over education
  6. Resilience over strength
  7. Systems over objects
  8. Risk over safety
  9. Practice over theory

A team of Civic Media livebloggers put together a detailed post of the 9 Principles.

 Joi Itos 9 Principles of the Media Lab

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