MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award – Preis für zivilen Ungehorsam zum Wohle der Gesellschaft

Ross Mounce schrieb in der Open-Science-Mailingliste:

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

https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/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!