Just over a month ago I launched the Big Avatar on Campus (BAOC) Award. Think of it as a cross between the big campus footprint of the old “Big Man on Campus” (BMOC) and the wingspan of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
Unlike the Medici University Honor Roll which is a GPA-like tally of so many points earned, or an Academy Award or Nobel Prize which is a vote by a large panel, I wanted the BAOC award to be much more personal. Our campus community is about many things, but I hope foremost among them are the connections we make with each other. The chances to collaborate. To explore new ideas. To meet new people both as artists, and as human beings.
I selected the first amazing recipient, Neeva Torok, myself. I gave her a trophy which was a .5 meter on a side, plywood cube. Since then, each Friday, the current BAOC Award holder has selected the new recipient, modded the trophy in some way, and passed it on. Here are the 1st 5 recipients with links to their posts on MU/Talk when they pass the trophy on to the next person:
BAOC Award Recipients
Congratulations & Share the Love!
Congratulations to Neeva, Fanny, Art, Feels & Veyot. But honestly, even more, congratulations to us for being so lucky as to have Neeva, Fanny, Art, Feels & Veyot be such big participants in our little world. Who will Veyot give the BAOC Award to next week? And who will they give it to the week after that? Only time will tell.
There are so many more great candidates on our campus. What an exciting time to be an avatar!