Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

Over the last few years as the global refugee crisis has deepened, there has been an outpouring of support from an unlikely source: the tech industry.  We will explore the tech response in this post, and then on Monday we will explore opinions and reviews on how effective the industry’s response has been. So stay… Continue reading Hackathons – Where Humanitarians meet Hackers

Q&A: Jim Casper, founder of LensCulture, a unique photography site

LensCulture, a website for photography that includes portfolios by select photographers and an on-line magazine, has created a community of people pushing the boundaries of storytelling. I chatted with founder Jim Casper to get a better understanding of the scope and potential of LenCulture. Tara Todras-Whitehill: Thanks so much for chatting with me Jim. Can you start… Continue reading Q&A: Jim Casper, founder of LensCulture, a unique photography site

Infographics – The Story of Big Data

This week we spent time jumping into the ever expanding world of interactive infographics. As humans we are wired for visual processing. Research has shown that graphics, images and illustrations help us retain information better, assign meaning faster and understand complex relationships with greater efficiency and comprehension.   This is powerfully represented in the beautifully designed… Continue reading Infographics – The Story of Big Data

‘It Could Be Us’ – portraits of refugees in Greece

IRC / Matthew Williams-Ellis

Last Friday night in London, I had an exhibit of portraits of refugees stuck in Greece. The goal was to raise money for the International Rescue Committee and awareness for this important issue. It was put together in combination with an IRC video that Matt Ford created, which will be released soon on Human Rights… Continue reading ‘It Could Be Us’ – portraits of refugees in Greece

Feel the crisis – Immersive exhibits that make refugee life hard to ignore

For this blog post we explored three different live exhibitions which use interactive features, art and technology to educate visitors on the lives of refugees and those displaced by war.   The three exhibitions we looked at were: “Forced from Home” an exhibit put on by Doctors Without Borders in 5 different cities across the… Continue reading Feel the crisis – Immersive exhibits that make refugee life hard to ignore