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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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S2 EP 10: Van Jones, CNN Political Commentator…

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Many people can agree that the year 2017 was inundated with a hailstorm of toxic tweets, divisive memes, and a deep political divide that was felt across the country. Luckily, CNN Political Commentator and social justice crusader Van Jones is looking to change that, one conversation at a time. He’s produced an online mini series to understand the pain of conservatives ...

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Hip Hop, “Rhythm Roulette,” and More With Peter Bittenbender, CEO…

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From music to fashion and more, hip hop culture is a force to be reckoned with, and Mass Appeal, the graffiti-mag-turned-digital-media-company, has grown into an outlet for hip hop at large. Their video series Rhythm Roulette was named an Honoree in the 21st Annual Webbys—a distinction awarded to only the top 17% of the 13,000 entries received last year. The ...

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S2 EP 9: Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair…

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     After months of walking his dog past the local library in his sleepy San Francisco neighborhood, our next guest, Nick Bilton, discovered that same library was being used as a hub for Silk Road, the Internet’s top website for illegal drugs and guns. This sparked his latest book: American Kingpin, which traces the manhunt for Silk Road’s founder. Nick Bilton is ...

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