On Sunday October 30th I’ll be speaking with Milo at the University of California, Irvine. I am holding a contest to fly a winner out to watch the event. I’ll cover your airfare and hotel for one night plus you can have dinner with us.
#DisruptCensorship Contest Rules
You must tag your entry on Twitter with this hashtag #DisruptCensorship. Other than that, I am looking for shock-and-awe. This really needs to impress people.
- Post a video of yourself speaking out in support of free speech during a protest at a Donald Trump rally.
- Go into a group of protesters and debate them.
- Film yourself challenging your feminist professor in class about the “wage gap,” “rape culture,” or other feminist myth.
- Create an amazing video or other multi-media project.
- Do something completely cool and totally unexpected.
- Troll yourself onto national television.
If you win the contest and can’t make it out, then you can send someone else.
It needs to be wow. Most of the entries thus far lack the wow factor. There is some nice work, and even work I’d pay to use. There’s nothing that stops traffic though, and you need to interrupt a person’s thought in order to influence them.
This young man knows how to “wow.”
Why did I use #DisruptCensorship?
“Disrupt” is a corn ball cliche that everyone in tech uses. “I want to disrupt Twitter!” Yet it’s people in tech who want to censor free speech. YouTube has begun its YouTube heroes (censorship) program. Mark Zuckerberg met with Angela Merkel to censorship any discussion about rapes being committed by migrants. And Twitter banned Milo.
Our project is designed to disrupt censorship, and also make fun of people who use the word disrupt.
There needs to be edge. Take a risk. Do something that will stand out.
If there aren’t any compelling entries, then I’ll still offer some cash prizes ($250 for winner), as I want people to participate.
P.S. Here’s another example of shock and awe.