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Representing the Gamers: Nika Nour, Director of Federal Governmen…

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When you think of video games, you might think of a certain Italian plumber/not plumber, battles in space, or causing trouble on Grand Theft Auto—totally valid. But what about all the people who create and distribute those games? Gaming is a massive industry, and the Entertainment Software Association represents gamers and game-makers across the US by lobbying for the industry ...

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S2 EP 2: Jalak Jobanputra, Founder & Managing Partner of Futu…

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     “Bitcoin” is often written off as another financial sector trend. But Jalak Jobanputra witnessed the power of blockchain—the technology that develops bitcoin—in Africa, long before many Westerners would learn the word “cryptocurrency.” Webby Podcast Host David-Michel Davies sits down with Jalak, the Founder and Managing Partner of Future Perfect Ventures, to discuss her experiences in venture capital, bitcoin, and blockchain technology’s potential to revolutionize ...

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S2 EP 1: Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Leadership at Harv…

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     The Webby Podcast is back with a whole new season, kicking things off with one of the true Internet greats: Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, founder of Creative Commons, and political activist Lawrence Lessig. He’s championed net neutrality, fostered collaboration through equitable copyright licensing, and much more. And today he’s leading the charge to reform the Electoral ...

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5 Takeaways on Automation & AI…

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As an organization that has been honoring the best of the Internet for over two decades, The Webbys has a unique view into what’s happening online. That’s why every year we hit the road with our Webby Talks Tour, sharing insights into significant trends emerging across the scope of the Internet. This year’s trend This Automated Life is an exciting look at ...

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Gaming with the Undead: Q&A with AMC’s Clayton Neuman & N…

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If you’ve seen AMC Networks’ The Walking Dead, you’ve probably fantasized about having the chance to join the weekly fight against a zombie apocalypse. Well now you can. The undead have infiltrated mobile. Clay Neuman, AMC Networks’ VP of Games Clay Neuman, AMC Networks’ VP of Games Saara Bergström, Next Games’ Chief Marketing Officer AMC Networks’ VP of Games Clayton Neuman and Next ...

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Call for Entries! Check Out Brand New Honors for Games…

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As the Internet grows, so does The Webbys: This year, in response to the worldwide explosion in online gaming, we’re thrilled to launch a totally new, carefully crafted suite of categories for Games. Devised in cooperation with gaming experts industry wide, these new categories recognize the full breadth of innovation happening in games online with categories for everything from Puzzle ...

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Meet the Newest Webby Judges…

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The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, or IADAS, was founded in 1998 to drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. Members of IADAS judge Webby entries across their area of expertise, allowing fresh work to be reviewed by the sharpest eyes in the industry. This year, to best judge new ...

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Bonus Episode: Louis Rossetto, Co-founder of WIRED…

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     We’ve been hard at work recording Season 2 of the Webby Podcast, but we wanted to send out this episode a little early—call it a pre-season bonus. Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner and WIRED magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto, our guest for this episode, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new book, Change is Good, and we wanted to make ...

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Mountains, Lakes, and Livestreams: A Q&A with Airbnb’s Jasmin…

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Livestreaming a National Park seems like an odd idea at first glance. What are people supposed to do, watch trees? Well, yeah. Airbnb’s Head of Social Jasmine Atherton, along with her team, threw the traditional social playbook out the window in bringing “National Parks Backyards”—created to coincide with the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary—to life. While most social campaigns try ...

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Digital Storytelling with The Kitchen Sisters…

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In person, they go by Nikki and Davia. But online and in earbuds everywhere, they’re known as The Kitchen Sisters. For decades, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson have been creating insightful, original audio shows about the most interesting and unknown people, places, and things. And with two Webbys under their belt, including the 2017 Webby for Best Documentary Podcast, they ...

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