I was both honored and surprised to learn that The Small Print Project, a Web site I created as a class project, took second place in the Academic category at the University of Southern California’s annual Webfest.
They gave me a certificate at an awards banquet at which Mimi Ito gave a short presentation, and, I’ll even be receiving a cash award, believe it or not.
The project lives on although submissions are only trickling in at this point….
Thanks to Cory for his support on the project (which I did for the class he taught).
I’m at ETech and have posted audio of a heated debate last night at the EFF Pioneer Awards between Fred von Lohmann and Mark Cuban here at LAist.
Cory Doctorow was draped in a cape and goggles to accept his Pioneer Award. Below is his intro and acceptance speech. More photos after jump.
above photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid via flickr.
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Congrats to Chris Lydon’s Open Source Radio for winning a $250,000 MacArthur Fellowship!
This grant not only recognizes Open Source for its top-notch, hourlong, nightly public radio show (and internationally popular podcast, but, also “‘in support of the innovative use of internet-based tools in the production of a daily public radio program.'” Brandon of Open Source said:
[T]heyâ€™re developing tools at Open Source that are going to be useful in the future to a lot of people. People in public radio, people in public television, people tiptoeing toward that fantastic beast weâ€™re beginning to call â€œpublic media.â€
Congrats and keep up the good work. Hopefully soon we’ll hear you not only via podcast but also on Southern California Public Radio.