Digital Ehon Artist | CANVAS, Digital ehon, Keio University President CANVAS CEO, Digital ehon, Associate Professor at Keio University
After graduating the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo and conducting research as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Ms.Ishido established NPO CANVAS, which promotes creative and expressive activities for children. She also serves as executive committee head for the annual “Workshop Collection” expo of creative workshops for children, which brings in crowds of 100,000 people over two days. Ms. Ishido later founded Digital ehon, a company that develops picture book apps. She is also a member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Information and Communications Council and so on. Her publications include “Switch of Children’s Creativety – a practice of CANVAS as a secret base of play and learning” (Film Art, Inc.) and “A manifesto of Digital Education – the future of children playing and learning with smartphone” (KADOKAWA).
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