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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Nicholas Negroponte

Nicholas Negroponte is the co-founder (with Jerome B. Wiesner) of the MIT Media Lab, which he directed for its first twenty years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. He gave the first TED talk in 1984, as well as thirteen since. He is author of the 1995 bestseller Being Digital, which has been translated into more than forty languages. In 2005 he founded the nonprofit One Laptop per Child, which deployed $1 billion of laptops for primary education in the developing world. In the private sector, Negroponte served on the board of directors of Motorola and was general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment. He has personally provided start-up funds for more than forty companies, including Zagats and Wired magazine.

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MIT Media Lab

Negroponte’s TED talks