Developing a Visual Language for The Science of Collective Discovery

How are citizen scientists making groundbreaking discoveries using open hardware in their own backyards? We decided to find out in a recent Open Source Stories film, The Science of Collective Discovery. Open Source Stories is Red Hat’s multimedia documentary series where we get to explore ideas like these. The start of any project like this

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Recapping the Recap | Red Hat Summit 2018

It’s 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, and I’m deep within San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. The clock seems to be racing at lightspeed toward the final day of Red Hat Summit 2018. I’m feverishly editing the conference recap video, which will play in 7 hours in front of thousands of people. I quickly scan through

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Red Hat design awards | 2017 roundup

2017 was an incredible year for creative work at Red Hat, and I know I speak for a lot people when I say that we are proud of what we accomplished this past year. Many of the projects we worked on were submitted to a variety of design competitions and film festivals. Here is the

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Art of Exchange: Lincoln Theater Premiere

Creating a short documentary film takes a lot of work—months of pre-production, production, and post-production, gigabytes of footage, hundreds of hours of editing and graphics time, and dozens of people. When you’re lucky enough to create these amazing short documentaries as part of your day job at Red Hat, that sometimes means you don’t get

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Red Hat and avant-garde cinema

It’s my first week on the job as associate creative director of Red Hat Films, and I’m already suffering from some serious déjà vu. While I don’t expect to see my face in some old company photo like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, there is something eerily familiar about the Red Hat open source story.

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the

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Where Open Source Stories can come from and why sharing them is important

The Open Patient has humble beginnings rooted in the open source way where good ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. Rushing out the door into the gray morning for another business trip, Mark Coggin, director of product marketing for Red Hat, grabbed the damp copy of the Boston Globe lying in the driveway. He

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Open source storytelling: Bringing our passion for filmmaking to the festival crowd

The West Chester Film Festival is an annual film festival dedicated to short films of all genres, and was held April 22-24 in West Chester, PA. Our short documentary, e-NABLE: Open technology, faster progress, was not only accepted into the film festival, but it was also nominated for and (spoiler alert) won Best Documentary! Here’s

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The filming of Penn Manor: The Power of Open in Education 

When our team was tasked with finding human-centered open source stories, we searched through a lot of material. Charlie Reisinger, IT director for the Penn Manor school district, who helped bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School, kept resurfacing as a story with passion and potential that

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