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On Creating the HotStepper: A Q&A with Nexus Studios…

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Using augmented reality in a navigation app seems contradictory at first. Shouldn’t you watch the road while navigating? Kind of. The Nexus Studios team turned that assumption on its head by creating HotStepper—a character-driven, wayfinding app that uses AR to project a (two-stepping) guide to help users navigate. The app, equally quirky and useful, brings users a unique and fun way to ...

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If These Walls Could Talk: A Q&A with the Co-Hosts of Ear Hus…

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Why be a voice for the “voiceless” when you can just pass the mic? That’s exactly what Radiotopia podcast Ear Hustle is doing for the incarcerated population. Written, produced, and co-hosted by Nigel Poor (visual artist) and Earlonne Woods (currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison), along with fellow inmate Antwan Williams, Ear Hustle features inmates sharing their stories of life inside prison. An ...

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Showcasing Women Artists with R/GA’s Open Gallery…

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It’s no secret that women are often overlooked for recognition in their fields—that’s especially true in art galleries. Leading creative agency R/GA set out to change that, by digitally and physically showcasing emerging women visual artists in the #ArtByAWoman campaign and Open Gallery for LIFEWTR. LIFEWTR is known for its custom water bottles showcasing new artwork. To maximize its series celebrating women ...

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Get Ready to Watch “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” on P…

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On February 26, 2012, in Sanford, FL, at around 7:09 p.m., an unarmed 17-year-old black teenager walking home was followed by a neighborhood watch captain named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s decision that night to follow and fatally shoot the teenager, Trayvon Martin, became the catalyst for a social justice movement—and altered the course of the nation forever. Now, an original documentary ...

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5-Word Speeches That Clapped Back …

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The Internet is home to a lot of great things. And, not so great things: hate speech, biased algorithms, trolls, the 45th president, and more. And what better place to put all of those nuisances on notice than on the Webby stage? As crusaders for a fair and better Internet, Webby Winners have often used their 5-Word Speeches to call ...

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5-Word Speeches That Showed ️‍ Pride ️‍…

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The 5-Word Speech is the official stamp of The Webbys. Over 22 years, the Internet’s greatest intellectuals and artists—from Solange to Lawrence Lessig—have graced the Webby stage with their best five words, giving us some of the greatest online moments. It’s Pride month, which means we at The Webbys are celebrating the bravery and resilience of the LGBTQIA community and the fight for their ...

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Celebrating Webby Judge Roy Sekoff’s Lack of Self Control…

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Lacks Self Control book release party, hosted at Dotdash. Our esteemed Webby judges are equally known for their sharp minds and quick wit. Longtime IADAS member and Founding Editor of the Huffington Post Roy Sekoff is no different, as evidenced in his new book, Lacks Self Control: True Stories I Waited Until My Parents Died to Tell. Members of the Webby community and ...

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S3 EP 9: John W. Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Lab of Ornitholog…

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     Bird-watching data can teach us so much about bird trends, and about the Earth and its climate. And now you can access and contribute to that data easily, thanks to John W. Fitzpatrick, his team at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, and Ebird—a digital database that helps users log data while birdwatching. Dr. Fitzpatrick sits down with David-Michel Davies ...

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S3 EP 8: Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation & Moz…

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     Netscape and the 1998 Mozilla Project are huge milestones in the history of the Internet. Beyond inventing javascript and the very first browser, these entities paved the way for open source coding and innovation. Today’s guest, 2018 Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner Mitchell Baker, has been at its helm since 1993, as the Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla ...

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Best of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards…

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Last night was the biggest night on the Internet, also known as the 22nd Annual Webby Awards! The event was jam-packed with awesome moments, from host Amber Ruffin’s hilarious musical number, to a Love Actually reunion, to a special moment from the March for Our Lives organizers and activists, to Jesse Williams and Chris Long using their voices for good, and so much ...

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