January 14, 2003–WIRED magazine readers voted Wolfram Research CEO Stephen Wolfram as its “Renegade of the Year” as part of the magazine’s fourth annual WIRED Rave Awards. The award was announced at a gala hosted by WIRED magazine in San Francisco on Monday evening. Wolfram also received the 2003 Rave Award in the Author category for A New Kind of Science, his best-selling book that was released last May.
The coveted Rave Awards honor the world’s top innovators and visionaries: “The People Changing Your Mind” in the fields of software, science, politics, television, music, architecture, industrial design, film, game design, and business.
Nominees are selected by the WIRED Brain Trust, an esteemed international jury of visionaries. Winners in most categories are selected by the WIRED editors, except for the top award, Renegade of the Year, which is determined by popular vote of WIRED online readers.
For more information about the Rave Awards, including all categories, winners, and nominees, visit the WIRED website.