Philipp Schmidt is Director of Learning Innovation at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the ML Learning initiative and conducts research on learning communities. His work spans many aspects of technology-enabled learning systems. He is a cofounder and board member of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), a non-profit organization that provides access to online higher education through public libraries. Philipp served on the founding board of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, co-authored the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, and is an advisor to a number of non-profit and for-profit education projects. He has received Shuttleworth and Ashoka fellowships, and came to MIT as a Media Lab Director's fellow. Philipp lives in Boston and sometimes misses Cape Town and Cologne.