2019 Science & Society Award


Film - Citizenship in a Networked Age

Richard Sergay, Rebel Media Productions


What does "good" citizenship mean in the 21st century? How will artificial intelligence influence our decision-making landscape? Part of the University of Oxford's human flourishing project, Citizenship in a Networked Age seeks answers to these questions.

Tackling topics like Russian hacking in the 2016 elections, this video features interviews with internet pioneer Dr. Vint Cerf, Michael Wear (director of faith outreach for President Barack Obama), and Nuala O'Connor (President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology). The video was produced and directed by Richard Sergay (Rebel Media).

Richard is an award winning veteran network television journalist and media executive who reported on major domestic and international stories for World News, Nightline, and Good Morning America. During a six-year assignment as ABC News bureau chief and correspondent based in South Africa, Richard covered the end of apartheid, the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, and the ensuing peace negotiations. He then shifted focus to the digital revolution unfolding in the U.S.  Leaving ABC News after three decades, he joined Discovery Communications as the chief curator of The Curiosity Project, working directly for Discovery chairman John Hendricks and architected the launch of the Curiosity Retreats, and a new web venture called CuriosityStream, the world’s first ad-free factual content site devoted to exploring Science, Technology, Civilization and Human Spirit.

He founded and leads Rebel Media Productions, a boutique consulting firm focused on new media, strategic and mission critical partnerships, and high level thought leader events. Richard graduated with highest honors from the University of California with a BA in Politics, undertook postgraduate work in International Relations at Georgetown University, and was the John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

Documentary Sponsorship - The FiReFilm Institute

Sharon Anderson Morris, CEO FiReFilms


“Hands down, the best money I ever spent was to join SNS FiReFilms, which not only provides me with direct private access to world-changing documentary films but also enables me to connect personally with many of these films’ directors. Bruce Kasanoff, Forbes  3/16/2017   

SNS FiReFilms is a membership-based organization supporting scientifically based documentaries to educate, inspire, and transform humanity, from conception through distribution.   Sharon Anderson Morris, SNS FiReFilms CEO, was the co-founder and producer for the SNS/Park City “Future in Review” Speaker Series (2013–2017) in Park City, UT, featuring her interviews with global world-changing technology leaders."

Her passion is to use her global connections in technology to benefit humanity and our world.

Anderson Morris is on the board of Project Apollo, a creative collaboration between clinical healthcare professionals, research scientists, industry leaders, professors, students, philosophers, and patients. Morris is also on the board of Zoolingua, developing technology to create communication between humans and animals to promote all beings to live in harmony. She is on the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Technology Task Force and is a member of the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) team.