Open Source Stories: CO.LAB

What happens when 25 middle school girls get together to build and code their own Raspberry Pi digital cameras, take a deep dive into a public domain poem, and then try to visually re-interpret that poem with the cameras they’ve just built—ultimately creating an entirely new collaborative work of art all their own? Whether they

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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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Recurring Dream

July 7—27, at VAE Raleigh Red Hat’s year-long sponsorship of the Lab at VAE Raleigh is drawing to a close. The last exhibition, “indelible marks: what we’ve been, or might, or never will” by Eliza Kiser and Emily Malpass closed on August 24. Over the year, we gained insight into the nuances between collaborating in

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Where to Draw the Line

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. This isn’t about setting boundaries. If anything, it’s about breaking through them. In this case, I’m talking about redefining the Creative Strategy + Design team’s illustration style—specifically, the way we handle our people illustrations. Collaborative hand-offs are nothing new to us. Last year, members of our

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“Welcome to Raleigh, Y’all”

In our Raleigh, NC office lobby, we have what we call The Open Gallery, which features a rotating series of exhibits for associates, visitors, and the local community. Installations are chosen for their relevance to openness, collaboration, and community—all hallmarks of our open source roots. We work with different organizations and artist collectives in Raleigh

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Technical Scouting at Tate Modern

As filmmakers, we’re tasked with telling compelling stories through the visual medium. However, I believe that filmmaking is about problem-solving. One of the biggest challenges in documentary filmmaking is figuring out how to use the limitations of your space to your advantage. Technical scouting is an industry practice that involves viewing a shoot space ahead

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Cheers To My Three Years

JOINING RED HAT My first year at Red Hat was mostly focused on getting accustomed to the fast-paced, in-house agency, corporate world. In my first week, I attended a Marketing team off-site meeting that included every team on the 9th floor—talk about intimidating. The ice breaker on the first day was to share your name,

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Emergence of Virtual Reality in Marketing

In 2017, 30% of global consumer-facing companies will experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality1.  Virtual reality (VR) is currently in its “wild west” phase as brands try to find engaging ways to use it for marketing purposes. Right now, it’s easy to use the novelty of VR to engage with customers, but soon VR

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HUNG : A COLLABORATION OF METAL AND CLAY

Featuring the work of Sarah Tector and Liz Kelly At VAE in Raleigh, June, 2017   Hung, “A Clayboration of Home Goods,” was an exhibition of functional home adornment objects like hanging pendant lights, hooks, knobs and small wall planters made of clay. Each piece was created collaboratively by Liz Kelly (a potter) and Sarah

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