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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Open Gallery | Free exchange of ideas

In the lobby of our Raleigh, NC office, 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

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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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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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