2014-11-20 / Around Town

Boston Science Museum Honors Newporter

Richard Saul Wurman, Creator of TED, co-creator of the Urban Observatory, and author, recently received the prestigious Boston Science Museum’s 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award. He was presented the award along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sir Timothy Berners Lee, British computer scientist, generally credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

Wurman also received the University of Pennsylvania's highest alumni award, the Creative Spirit Award, for his life-long commitment to and excellence in the arts. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s in architecture from Penn.

Among Wurman's other accolades are the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian and the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design. He is the recipient of several honorary doctorate degrees, two Graham Fellowships, a Guggenheim and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wurman lives in Newport, with his wife, novelist Gloria Nagy.

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