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Nanako Ishido

CANVAS, Digital Ehon, Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design
President of CANVAS, CEO of Digital Ehon, Associate professor of Keio University Graduate School Of Media Design
- Winner of Rakuten Technology & Innovation Award Concept Prize: Heart (people and education) - 

Nanako Ishido graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo and later conducted research as a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. Soon after, Ishido established NPO CANVAS in 2002 that promotes the creative and expressive activities for children.To date, CANVAS has delivered 3000 workshops to approximately 500,000 children and comprehensively researched the relations between children and media through practice. The annual children’s creative workshop exhibition "Workshop Collection", which Ishido also serves as a committee chairperson, draws huge crowds, with 100,000 people visiting the event in just two days. Ishido later founded Digital Ehon Inc. in 2011, a company that develops creative tools for children’s expressive activities. She concurrently serves as a member of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Information and Communications Council and is the director of Association of Digital Textbook & Teaching, and so on.Her publications include “Children’s Creativity Switch! Children’s Fort to Play & Learn - CANVAS’s practice” (Film Art, Inc.) and “Digital Education Manifesto – The future of children playing & learning with smartphones” (KADOKAWA EPUB Anthology).

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 28

3:30pm JST