Posts by David Kessler:

Ig Nobel Services Provided This Year to Security Agencies

As co-producer of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, I know that we have more than one audience — one in the seats of Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre, and one watching our live broadcasts online from around the world. In the spirit of experimentation, and perhaps even of constant improvement, the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize […]

A Peek Inside the Ig Nobel Prize Selection Committee Process

It’s unfortunate that the workings of the Ig Nobel Prize Selection Committee are off-limits to outside observers.  Unfortunate but necessary, as adding observers (let alone cameras) would spoil the atmosphere, which can be funny, fascinating, and contentious. But occasionally there is a story from the meetings that should be told. The committee was assembled and […]