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Nicolás Negroponte

Greek American architect. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of MIT Technology's Media Lab, and also founded the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).

Nicholas is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association. He is currently on leave from MIT, where he was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Laboratory, and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology. He was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966.  Author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. In the private sector, Nicholas serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc. and as general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment. He has provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine.