Saul Griffith wins MacArthur "genius" grant

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8 Responses to “Saul Griffith wins MacArthur "genius" grant”

  1. Cory Doctorow says:

    Holy CRAP this is awesome! w00t!

  2. Lester Reales says:

    Teresa: He sure did, and to no apparent ill effect! It was an inspired evening all around…

  3. Lester Reales says:

    Congrats indeed!

    I don’t really know Saul, but I do know that he was responsible for the best damned view of a fireworks show that I’ve ever witnessed. You can get just about anywhere with ingenuity and a large supply of bicycle inner tubes.

  4. David Pescovitz says:

    I agree, ScienceJournalist! Saul seems like the quintessential MacArthur Fellow, right!?

  5. endotoxin says:

    F*** yeah! Half a million for just being cool is definitely the bees knees, but getting half a Meg aaaaaand being a MacArthur fellow? Fantastic!

  6. Teresa Nielsen Hayden/Moderator says:

    Lester (2): Your friend went swimming in the Charles?

  7. sciencejournalist says:

    I was lucky enough to do Saul’s profile for MIT Tech Review’s Top 35 under 35. Honestly, I’d have trouble thinking of another individual I’ve ever profiled that deserves the MacArthur Fellowship as much he does. Can’t wait to see what comes of it.

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