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Mahatma Gandhi, (attributed)
Indian ascetic & nationalist leader (1869 - 1948)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Back to Methuselah" (1921), part 1, act 1
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the incurably sick, I remained silent; I was not incurably sick.
When they came for the Jehovah's Witnesses, I did not speak out; I was not a Jehovah's Witnesses.
When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for the people in occupied countries, I remained silent; I wasn't a person in an occupied country.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.
Version based on Rev. Pastor Martin Niemöller's (1892–1984) 1946 speeches. see Prof. Harold Marcuse's Niemöller Quotation Page for an explanation.
In the search for character and commitment, we must rid ourselves of our inherited, even cherished biases and prejudices. Character, ability and intelligence are not concentrated in one sex over the other, nor in persons with certain accents or in certain races or in persons holding degrees from some universities over others. When we indulge ourselves in such irrational prejudices, we damage ourselves most of all and ultimately assure ourselves of failure in competition with those more open and less biased.
J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board (1951-1977), Cummins Inc. From 1983 letter about diversity at the company.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
J. C. Watts
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December 07, 2008
Award - "SOCIAL COMPUTING IN 2020" BLUESKY INNOVATION COMPETITION
The University of California Transliteracies Project and UC Santa Barbara Social Computing Group announce the "Social Computing in 2020" Bluesky Innovation Competition." What will social computing technologies and practices be like in the year 2020?
* ELIGIBLE: Undergraduate or graduate students anywhere in the world.
* AWARDS: 1st prize, $3000 USD; 2nd prize, $1000, 3rd prize, $500.
* SUBMISSION FORMAT: Description of an idea + Imaginative realization, embodiment, or illustration of the idea in a variety of possible formats (e.g., an essay, story, script, application sketch, fictional business plan, etc.).
* DEADLINE: January 30, 2009.
* FULL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines & Submission Details http://socialcomputing.ucsb.edu/contest2020/
Students from any discipline--humanities, arts, social sciences, computer science, engineering, etc.--are encouraged to apply. The competition emphasizes visionary, thoughtful, or critical concepts rather than technical knowledge as such.
For more information, see the full competition announcement (http://socialcomputing.ucsb.edu/contest2020/).
Inquiries may be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UCSB Social Computing Group (http://socialcomputing.ucsb.edu) (A working group in the UC Transliteracies Project:
* Kevin Almeroth - Department of Computer Science; Associate Dean for Advancement and Planning, College of Engineering.
* Jennifer Earl - Department of Sociology; Director, Center for Information Technology & Society.
* Andrew Flanagin - Department of Communication; Co-director, Credibility and Digital Media@UCSB Project.
* James Frew - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
* Alan Liu - Chair, Department of English; Director, UC Transliteracies Project.
* Miriam Metzger - Department of Communication; Co-director, Credibility and Digital Media@UCSB Project.
(With assistance from the UCSB Graduate Student Social Computing "Bluesky" Group.)
Posted by prolurkr at December 7, 2008 04:46 PM
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