Category: Social Impact

Animal Equality

When walking around the Trade Show at SXSW, you can see and experience technologies that innovative people have created and are sharing to the world. One booth that I stopped by was the iANIMAL VR experience created by animalEQUALITY. This VR experience is a four-minute video that embodies the user as an animal at the...

Countering Extremism Online from ISIS to Neo-Nazis

One of the biggest issues surrounding digital and online media is the use of platforms for harassment, hate speech and the spread of extremist propaganda. Companies like Twitter have struggled with fighting this problem. It has also led to investors becoming leery of financing a platform that can be used for attacks on people. All the...

Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here

You may wonder what Cecile Richards and David Karp, the founder and CEO of Tumblr have in common and why are they speaking at SXSW together? At their SXSW panel, Activism, Allyship and Where We Go from Here, Richards and Karp unveiled their newest tech initiative to help raise support in the tech community for...

Preview: Disasters in Diversity: Disability in Media

    Day Al-Mohamed is a Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor and focuses on Disability Employment. She also works with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the Founding Director of the Lead On Network, is a writer of fiction and fantasy novels, and in the past few years has...