On May 16 WIRED Magazine announced the winners of the seventh annual WIRED Rave Awards, honouring leading innovators in 16 categories. It is the magazine’s annual salute to the “People Changing Your Mind”, rebels and revolutionaries shaping the Wired world.
This year’s Rave Award winners have challenged conventional wisdom, defied critics and created something genuinely new to transform our culture. They inspire new ideas and most of all, they inspire us,
said Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine.
The 2006 WIRED Rave Award winners are:
Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, Architecture for Humanity
Gina Trapani, Lifehacker.com
Daniel Wilson, How to Survive a Robot Uprising
Philip Rosedale, Linden Lab
Bryan Singer, Superman Returns
Rob Pardo and Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft
Jeffery Taubenberger, for sequencing the 1918 flu virus
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show
Judge John E. Jones III, for his ruling on intelligent design
Peter Diamandis, X Prize Foundation
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone; The Lonely Island and Saturday Night Live