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S2 EP 7: Aaron Koblin, Co-Founder and CTO, WITHIN…

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     As a multi-Webby-winning data artist and technologist, Aaron Koblin has created some of the Internet’s most notable projects, from Arcade Fire’s The Wilderness Downtown music video to The Sheep Market. Now, he and co-founder Chris Milk are crafting incredible, story-driven immersive experiences at WITHIN, a virtual and augmented reality company. Aaron joins us to discuss the power and potential ...

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2018 TREND REPORT…

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We’re excited to launch the 2018 Annual Trend Report, This Automated Life. In this report, we explore the rise of artificial intelligence and the many ways it is changing our daily lives, from the posts we see on our newsfeeds to the way we shop, travel, treat illnesses, and so much more. AI is now proliferating at an amazing rate, ...

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S2 EP 6: Jane Metcalfe, Founder of Neo.Life…

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     Since WIRED Magazine hit newsstands in 1993, it has pioneered the way we think about technology – complicating discussions about the Internet by exploring its impact on politics and culture. Now WIRED co-founder Jane Metcalfe is tackling how the neobiological revolution will impact the next generation through her new publication: Neo.Life. Metcalfe sits down with our Webby Podcast host David-Michel Davies to discuss the benefits of biotechnology, concerns ...

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S2 EP 5: Internet Archive…

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     Setting out to build the World’s second Library of Alexandria may seem like a lofty goal, but the Internet Archive is already on its way to meet its goal- by archiving over 20 Terabytes of books, essays, music, film and more per day. Our host David-Michel Davies is joined by Brewster Kahle, Alexis Rossi, and Tracey Jacquith of the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Internet ...

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S2 EP 4: Jim Halloran, Chief Digital Officer, GLAAD…

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     When a video of Debra Messing’s 2017 GLAAD Awards speech was bombarded with a hailstorm of vitriol that mirrored alt-right rhetoric, it set off red flags for GLAAD’s Chief Digital Officer Jim Halloran. Upon closer inspection, he discovered an online mobilization of individuals using YouTube’s AI algorithms to flag and remove LGBTQ-related content. Jim joins us to discuss that moment, ...

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S2 EP 3: Tommy Kail, Director of Hamilton…

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     Prior to its off-Broadway opening at the Public Theater on January 20, 2015, the theatrical sensation Hamilton had already gained an online following in 2009 through a viral YouTube video of its opening number. Since then, Hamilton has continued to permeate pop culture and inspire a new generation of theatre enthusiasts. Our host David-Michel Davies is joined by one of the ...

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Top 8 Reasons to Enter The Webby Awards…

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1.  Have your work seen by the best. Webby Winners are selected by a community of artists, innovators, and creators spanning all facets of digital culture. When you enter The Webbys, your work is seen by our judging body, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Judges include Shane Smith, Founder and CEO of Vice Media; Van Jones, CNN ...

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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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