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How breaking the rules could win you US$250,000

Submissions for MIT Media Lab's new Disobedience Award open this week and close on May 1

"There are people doing really important things, breaking either the rules or sticking to their principles with knowledge that they will be hurt or punished in some way," said Mr Ito, the director of the Media Lab.

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THE MIT Media Lab's proposition is simple: Break the rules or shake up the status quo, and you might win US$250,000 in cash - no strings attached.

No, it's not a joke. Nominations for the lab's new Disobedience Award are open.

"There are people doing really

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