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5 Things You Should Know About Emily Weiss…

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We’re delighted to have Emily Weiss—entrepreneur, blogger, and powerhouse woman—as a member of our esteemed International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences judging the best of Internet excellence. Here are five quick facts you probably didn’t know about Emily. Source link

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5 Things You Should Know About Jad Abumrad…

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Radiolab has amassed a cult-like following, with 1.5 million listeners tuning in weekly, including radio guru and This American Life host Ira Glass. He is such a supporter that Glass penned a detailed manifesto of appreciation to the program: “Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich have digested all the storytelling and production tricks of everyone in public radio before them, invented some slick moves ...

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5 More Things You Should Know About Opal Tometi…

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Unless you’ve been under a rock for six years, you’ve heard of (and, maybe protested with) #BlackLivesMatter. The social movement has taken the Internet, and systemic oppression, by storm since 2012, with Opal Tometi as one of three founders behind the hashtag that’s contributed greatly to the racial justice movement. We’re honored to have Opal Tometi in the International Academy of ...

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Who Protects LGBTQ Communities Online?…

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Who is responsible for protecting our most vulnerable communities online? Is it tech companies, elected officials, individuals…? Executive Director of The Webby Awards, David-Michel Davies, believes permanent solutions to this issue won’t surface until more of us start to ask this question. He and three speakers explored this and more on a panel called “Preserving the Digital Lifeline for LGBTQ ...

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5 More Things You Should Know About Alice Taylor…

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We’re delighted to welcome her as one of the newest members of our prestigious judging academy, where she’ll call on her expertise to determine the most innovative work on the Internet. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, Taylor is the Director of StudioLab at Walt Disney Studios and an expert in the field of games, emerging media, and consumer products. Source ...

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S2 EP 14: Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media…

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     Tim O’Reilly is to technologists what Yoda is to Jedis: the gatekeeper to knowledge and tools that can help improve the world. For years, his company O’Reilly Media has helped generation-after-generation understand, use, and—eventually—innovate upon technology. Today, he’s tackling the delicate relationship between tech and society in his book WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. He ...

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S2 EP 13: Jenny O’Dell, Multidisciplinary Artist and Writer…

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     For our next guest, multidisciplinary artist Jenny O’Dell, everything is fascinating: swimming pools, old tech magazines, landfills—you name it! She uses tools like Google Streetview and Satellite to create murals and other pieces of art, to deconstruct every day items and explore how humans think about them. From digital self portraits to a photo archive of “unwanted” objects, Jenny’s art merges the ...

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S2 EP 12: Brit Morin, Founder and CEO, Brit & Co….

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     Our next guest Brit Morin has always been head of the curve when it comes to trends in technology–like when she graduated from college in only two years, moved to Silicon Valley, and started her dream job at Apple, after seeing a job posting on Craigslist. Impressive, we know. Now she’s heading Brit & Co., a multimedia company she launched ...

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S2 EP 11: Martha Lane Fox, Founder & Executive Chair, DotEver…

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     When Lastminute.com was founded in 1998, it successfully tackled one of early Internet startups’ greatest issues: convincing customers to purchase goods online. As an e-commerce platform—and premier website to purchase cheap travel tickets, it carved out a business model that’s used by many online marketplaces today—from travel and leisure, to fashion and freelance labor. Now, Last Minute co-founder Martha ...

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The Webby Awards Winners Showcase 2018…

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The Hollywood Reporter Reminds Partners It’s a Webby Winner Fandango Shows Its 2017 Win for Ticketing App Max Stossel Displays His Two 2017 Webby Wins Get Creative, Share a Webby-Dedicated GIF You can watch all the highlights from the 21st Annual Webby Awards, to see how your fellow Winners celebrated the moment! forget you can watch all the highlights from the ...

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