Spike Jonze, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Wilco Among Award Winners at WIRED Magazine's Fourth Annual WIRED Rave Awards

Jan 13, 2003, 00:00 ET from WIRED

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top innovators were
 named tonight at the fourth annual WIRED Rave Awards gala hosted by WIRED
 magazine in San Francisco.  These coveted awards honor innovators and
 visionaries who are "The People Changing Your Mind" in the fields of software,
 science, politics, television, music, architecture, industrial design, film,
 game design, and business.
     The nominees were selected by the WIRED Brain Trust, an esteemed
 international jury of visionaries in each of the 12 categories, including
 pioneers such as The Simpson's creator Matt Groening, architect Frank Gehry,
 Sun Microsystems' Bill Joy, MTV Networks president Judy McGrath, Moby, along
 with WIRED editors.  For a complete list of the WIRED Brain Trust, visit
 http://www.raveawards.com.
     All of the winners were selected by WIRED editors except for the Renegade
 of the Year, who was selected by WIRED readers online.
     Here are the nominees and winners from the 2003 WIRED Rave Awards:
 
     CATEGORY                  WINNER
 
     ARCHITECT:                Christopher Sharples, William Sharples, Coren
                               Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and Gregg
                               Pasquarelli (SHoP Architects) Rector Street
                               Pedestrian Bridge (New York City)
 
     Nominees also included:   Tadao Ando (Tadao Ando Architect & Associates)
                               Modern Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas); Zaha
                               Hadid (Zaha Hadid Architects) Bergisel Ski Jump
                               (Innsbruck, Austria) Hiroshi Hara Sapporo Dome
                               (Sapporo, Japan); Steven Holl (Steven Holl
                               Architects) Simmons Hall, MIT (Cambridge,
                               Massachusetts)
 
     ARTIST/PERFORMER          Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Two Origins
 
     Nominees also included:   Natalie Jeremijenko Feral Robotic Dogs; Baz
                               Luhrmann and Catherine Martin La Boheme; Steve
                               Reich and Beryl Korot Three Tales Ben Rubin;
                               Mark Hansen Listening Post
 
     AUTHOR                    Stephen Wolfram A New Kind of Science
 
     Nominees also included:   Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Linked: The New Science
                               of Networks; Paul Di Filippo Babylon Sisters;
                               Ben Mezrich Bringing Down the House; Gregory
                               Stock Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable
                               Genetic Future
 
     BUSINESSPERSON            Eric Schmidt CEO and Chairman; Larry Page
                               Cofounder and President, Technology; Sergey Brin
                               Cofounder and President, Products; Google
 
     Nominees also included:   Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO and Chairman,
                               Amazon.com; Reed Hastings Cofounder and CEO,
                               Netflix; David Neeleman Founder and CEO,
                               JetBlue Airways; Larry Probst CEO and Chairman,
                               Electronic Arts
 
     FILM DIRECTOR             Spike Jonze Adaptation
 
     Nominees also included:   Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away; Sam Raimi Spider-
                               Man; Steven Soderbergh Full Frontal, Solaris;
                               Steven Spielberg Minority Report
 
     GAME DESIGNER             Leslie Benzies Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
                               (Rockstar Games)
 
     Nominees also included:   Shun Arai Jet Set Radio Future (Smilebit);
                               Shigeru Miyamoto Super Mario Sunshine
                               (Nintendo); Toshihiro Nagoshi Super Monkey Ball
                               (Amusement Vision); Will Wright The Sims Online
                               (Electronic Arts)
 
     INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER       Matias Duarte, Joe Palmer and Andy Johnston
                               hiptop (Danger and Function Engineering)
 
     Nominees also included:   Chris Borroni-Bird and Ed Welburn Hy-wire and
                               AUTOnomy concept car (General Motors); Naoto
                               Fukasawa and IDEO Japan CD Player (Muji); Teiyu
                               Goto Vaio W (Sony); Matias Duarte, Joe Palmer
                               and The Apple Industrial Design Team, iMac
                               (Apple)
 
     MUSICIAN                  Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
 
     Nominees also included:   Boards of Canada, Geogaddi; Dan the Automator,
                               Laika Come Home; Eminem, The Eminem Show; Paul
                               Oakenfold, Bunkka
 
     POLITICIAN                Attorney General Eliot Spitzer (D/New York)
 
     Nominees also included:   Congressman Rick Boucher (D/Virginia); Senator
                               Maria Cantwell (D/Washington); Marco Cappato
                               Member, European Parliament; Tara Sue Grubb
                               Congressional Candidate 2002 (Libertarian/North
                               Carolina)
 
     SCIENTIST                 Sean Morrison stem cell biology, University of
                               Michigan; Cofounder, Cancer Stem Cell Genomics
 
     Nominees also included:   Angela Belcher biomolecular materials, MIT;
                               Jeffrey Hangst anti-atomic physics, University
                               of Aarhus; ATHENA Experiment, CERN; Craig Venter
                               genomics, The Institute for Genomics Research;
                               Stephen Wolfram CEO, Wolfram Research
 
     SOFTWARE DESIGNER         The Apple OS X team (Apple)
 
     Nominees also included:   Butler Lampson and Chuck Thacker Tablet PC
                               (Microsoft); Christopher Montgomery Ogg Vorbis
                               (Xiphophorus Foundation); Ray Ozzie Groove
                               (Groove Networks); Jordan Ritter SpamNet
                               (Cloudmark)
 
     TV CREATOR                 Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran for 24  (Fox)
 
     Nominees also included:    J.J. Abrams for Alias (ABC); Simon Fuller for
                                American Idol (Fox); Steven Spielberg for Taken
                                (Sci Fi); Anthony Zuiker for CSI (CBS)
 
      RENEGADE OF THE YEAR      Stephen Wolfram Scientist and CEO, Wolfram
                                Research; Author, A New Kind of Science
 
      Nominees also included:   Miguel de Icaza Mono Project, Ximian; Senator
                                John McCain (R/Arizona); David Neeleman
                                Founder and CEO, JetBlue Airways; Sherron
                                Watkins Former Vice President of Corporate
                                Development, Enron
 
     The WIRED Community Award was presented to the Starbright Foundation.  The
 WIRED Rave Awards was presented by Epson, Nissan Z and Garmin.  The event
 sponsors include Yahoo! Launch, Pioneer, Memorex, Adobe Photoshop Elements,
 and Intel Pentium Processor 4.
 
     Contacts:  Sarina Sassoon
                212-286-6898
                sarina_sassoon@condenast.com
 
                Jennifer Polansky
                212-563-4900
                jpolansky@jpcommunications.com
 
 

SOURCE WIRED
    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top innovators were
 named tonight at the fourth annual WIRED Rave Awards gala hosted by WIRED
 magazine in San Francisco.  These coveted awards honor innovators and
 visionaries who are "The People Changing Your Mind" in the fields of software,
 science, politics, television, music, architecture, industrial design, film,
 game design, and business.
     The nominees were selected by the WIRED Brain Trust, an esteemed
 international jury of visionaries in each of the 12 categories, including
 pioneers such as The Simpson's creator Matt Groening, architect Frank Gehry,
 Sun Microsystems' Bill Joy, MTV Networks president Judy McGrath, Moby, along
 with WIRED editors.  For a complete list of the WIRED Brain Trust, visit
 http://www.raveawards.com.
     All of the winners were selected by WIRED editors except for the Renegade
 of the Year, who was selected by WIRED readers online.
     Here are the nominees and winners from the 2003 WIRED Rave Awards:
 
     CATEGORY                  WINNER
 
     ARCHITECT:                Christopher Sharples, William Sharples, Coren
                               Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and Gregg
                               Pasquarelli (SHoP Architects) Rector Street
                               Pedestrian Bridge (New York City)
 
     Nominees also included:   Tadao Ando (Tadao Ando Architect & Associates)
                               Modern Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas); Zaha
                               Hadid (Zaha Hadid Architects) Bergisel Ski Jump
                               (Innsbruck, Austria) Hiroshi Hara Sapporo Dome
                               (Sapporo, Japan); Steven Holl (Steven Holl
                               Architects) Simmons Hall, MIT (Cambridge,
                               Massachusetts)
 
     ARTIST/PERFORMER          Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Two Origins
 
     Nominees also included:   Natalie Jeremijenko Feral Robotic Dogs; Baz
                               Luhrmann and Catherine Martin La Boheme; Steve
                               Reich and Beryl Korot Three Tales Ben Rubin;
                               Mark Hansen Listening Post
 
     AUTHOR                    Stephen Wolfram A New Kind of Science
 
     Nominees also included:   Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Linked: The New Science
                               of Networks; Paul Di Filippo Babylon Sisters;
                               Ben Mezrich Bringing Down the House; Gregory
                               Stock Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable
                               Genetic Future
 
     BUSINESSPERSON            Eric Schmidt CEO and Chairman; Larry Page
                               Cofounder and President, Technology; Sergey Brin
                               Cofounder and President, Products; Google
 
     Nominees also included:   Jeff Bezos Founder, CEO and Chairman,
                               Amazon.com; Reed Hastings Cofounder and CEO,
                               Netflix; David Neeleman Founder and CEO,
                               JetBlue Airways; Larry Probst CEO and Chairman,
                               Electronic Arts
 
     FILM DIRECTOR             Spike Jonze Adaptation
 
     Nominees also included:   Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away; Sam Raimi Spider-
                               Man; Steven Soderbergh Full Frontal, Solaris;
                               Steven Spielberg Minority Report
 
     GAME DESIGNER             Leslie Benzies Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
                               (Rockstar Games)
 
     Nominees also included:   Shun Arai Jet Set Radio Future (Smilebit);
                               Shigeru Miyamoto Super Mario Sunshine
                               (Nintendo); Toshihiro Nagoshi Super Monkey Ball
                               (Amusement Vision); Will Wright The Sims Online
                               (Electronic Arts)
 
     INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER       Matias Duarte, Joe Palmer and Andy Johnston
                               hiptop (Danger and Function Engineering)
 
     Nominees also included:   Chris Borroni-Bird and Ed Welburn Hy-wire and
                               AUTOnomy concept car (General Motors); Naoto
                               Fukasawa and IDEO Japan CD Player (Muji); Teiyu
                               Goto Vaio W (Sony); Matias Duarte, Joe Palmer
                               and The Apple Industrial Design Team, iMac
                               (Apple)
 
     MUSICIAN                  Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
 
     Nominees also included:   Boards of Canada, Geogaddi; Dan the Automator,
                               Laika Come Home; Eminem, The Eminem Show; Paul
                               Oakenfold, Bunkka
 
     POLITICIAN                Attorney General Eliot Spitzer (D/New York)
 
     Nominees also included:   Congressman Rick Boucher (D/Virginia); Senator
                               Maria Cantwell (D/Washington); Marco Cappato
                               Member, European Parliament; Tara Sue Grubb
                               Congressional Candidate 2002 (Libertarian/North
                               Carolina)
 
     SCIENTIST                 Sean Morrison stem cell biology, University of
                               Michigan; Cofounder, Cancer Stem Cell Genomics
 
     Nominees also included:   Angela Belcher biomolecular materials, MIT;
                               Jeffrey Hangst anti-atomic physics, University
                               of Aarhus; ATHENA Experiment, CERN; Craig Venter
                               genomics, The Institute for Genomics Research;
                               Stephen Wolfram CEO, Wolfram Research
 
     SOFTWARE DESIGNER         The Apple OS X team (Apple)
 
     Nominees also included:   Butler Lampson and Chuck Thacker Tablet PC
                               (Microsoft); Christopher Montgomery Ogg Vorbis
                               (Xiphophorus Foundation); Ray Ozzie Groove
                               (Groove Networks); Jordan Ritter SpamNet
                               (Cloudmark)
 
     TV CREATOR                 Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran for 24  (Fox)
 
     Nominees also included:    J.J. Abrams for Alias (ABC); Simon Fuller for
                                American Idol (Fox); Steven Spielberg for Taken
                                (Sci Fi); Anthony Zuiker for CSI (CBS)
 
      RENEGADE OF THE YEAR      Stephen Wolfram Scientist and CEO, Wolfram
                                Research; Author, A New Kind of Science
 
      Nominees also included:   Miguel de Icaza Mono Project, Ximian; Senator
                                John McCain (R/Arizona); David Neeleman
                                Founder and CEO, JetBlue Airways; Sherron
                                Watkins Former Vice President of Corporate
                                Development, Enron
 
     The WIRED Community Award was presented to the Starbright Foundation.  The
 WIRED Rave Awards was presented by Epson, Nissan Z and Garmin.  The event
 sponsors include Yahoo! Launch, Pioneer, Memorex, Adobe Photoshop Elements,
 and Intel Pentium Processor 4.
 
     Contacts:  Sarina Sassoon
                212-286-6898
                sarina_sassoon@condenast.com
 
                Jennifer Polansky
                212-563-4900
                jpolansky@jpcommunications.com
 
 SOURCE  WIRED

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