[open-science] Nominations now open for the first MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award

Ross Mounce ross.mounce at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 12:19:00 UTC 2017

Nominations are now open (until May 1st) for the first MIT Media Lab
Disobedience Award


The award is a $250,000 prize that "will go to a person or group engaged in
what we believe is extraordinary disobedience for the benefit of society.
Specifically, we’d like to call out action that seeks to change society in
positive ways and is consistent with a set of key principles. These
principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking
responsibility for one’s actions. We’re seeking both expected and
unexpected nominees. This could include–but isn’t limited to–those engaged
in scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech, human rights, and
the freedom to innovate."

In my personal opinion I think Alexandra Elbakyan & the Sci-Hub/LibGen
community are a STRONG contender for this award!  But you are of course
welcome to vote for any living person or group you choose to.

Go forth and nominate your heroes of disobediance!



Ross Mounce, PhD
Software Sustainability Institute Fellow
Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
www.rossmounce.co.uk <http://rossmounce.co.uk/>
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