April 20, 2016
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Campaigning through the Keyboard: DC Inno Panel on Campaign & Election Tech |CTS

Surrounded by campaign posters and slogans from the past, it’s hard not to talk about politics at DC’s Capitol Lounge, so DC Inno decided to bring their State of Innovation Series there for Monday night’s topic: Campaign and Election Tech … Continue reading

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April 12, 2016
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Web Series Review: Croissant Man

In the world of Croissant Man an ever widening divide between the snooty upper crust and the rest of the population has led to…tension. It is here we find our hero distraught and disenfranchised with the opulent bourgeois life he leads. But what can he do? Perhaps therapy will help, or maybe it’s just best to wallow in his vices. Without direction our hero is lost and confused, even the solace he used to find in his favorite cheesy TV drama is lost in a fog of dismay. He has no “fillings”. Life is meaningless! But Lo, what is this? This vision, this inspiration…who is she? She brings hope and meaning, she inspires our hero to take a stand for the innocent, to fight for the rights of the oppressed… Continue reading

Web Series Review: AIRLOCK

April 8, 2016 by The OJBG Team | 0 comments

AIRLOCK

Synopsis:
Sector 9 has been compromised. After a long drawn out war against the Grayskins, the powers that be decided that the best way to contain these dangerous shape shifting aliens is to quarantine the entire system, trapping many an innocent human while safeguarding the rest of the galaxy. Outposts have been set up to ensure that all ships attempting to leave are stopped or, if worst comes to worst, terminated.

The Captain of a remote outpost is forced to make a difficult decision when a seemingly empty ship floats toward the space station. After finding a dead crew and signs of a struggle, the hesitant boarding party discover refugees from Sector 9, any of them might be a deadly Grayskin in disguise. A command from on high tells him to abandon the hostages, women and children included, to the emptiness of space. Can he trust the refugees? They may very well be dangerous. Could he just abandon them to death? There are innocents aboard.

Review:

“Cool trailer, friend, but what makes this show worth my time?”

You want more? Fine, here’s a nifty breakdown:

Acting: All of the characters are well cast, and the actors really sell the sense of building doom.
Plot: With a complex plot and such a fleshed out world, it is hard not to get sucked in.
Production Value: The only thing that needs some help would be the sound mixing. Occasionally the cool sound effects get in the way of the dialogue. But with a seemingly endless budget for special effects and someone who knew what they were doing behind the camera, AIRLOCK is still one of the best shows I’ve seen online.

This high intensity web series has all the makings of one of the very best sci-fi franchises. Watch the first episode of AIRLOCK here.

What? You’re not hooked yet? Look people, this is probably going to be the best sci-fi show you will have the pleasure of watching anywhere. Sometimes it’s easy to assume web series are of lesser quality than network or cable TV just because they are online. Codswallop! We only think that because we don’t take the time to actually watch shows like AIRLOCK. And no, I am not over selling this show.

Seriously, AIRLOCK shall not disappoint.

…And yes the other episodes are worth it.

-C.J. Fite

August 18, 2014
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Tickets Available for DC Web Fest

By Kathleen. Today, I tried on something new! I created my first event on Eventbrite, and while that was somewhat exciting for me, what is even more thrilling is the fact that, in doing so, the 2nd Annual DC Web … Continue reading

July 18, 2014
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Sneak Peek into the #Tapestry Trenches

By Kathleen. We’re hard at work preparing another long-form Tapestry video, which the intern and I totally just bonded over, and we have our subject to thank: Frances Hardinge. Romeo, our intern, says it’s his favorite Tapestry video yet! Equipped … Continue reading

May 19, 2014
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The Oracle: Social Media Edition

By Kathleen. The rapidity at which technology changes, new apps are developed & trends formed makes it difficult to forecast the future landscape of social media. Almost every day (or so it seems), a new study is published predicting what … Continue reading

October 18, 2013
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Tapestry Takes

By Kathleen. Today’s been a fun-filled Tapestry day! I was able to speak with four wonderful women, who are each doing unique, inspiring things with their lives. Two of them are designers, who are taking the plunge in building their … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
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Tapestry: Andrea Paltzer

By Kathleen. Another Tapestry plug or behind-the-scenes take — guess it depends on how you look at. But I just got off a Skype call with the nomadic Andrea Paltzer, who often travels from London to Nicaragua and back. Yet … Continue reading

October 11, 2013
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Tapestry: Kim Cameron

By Kathleen. If you’re from DC, you’re well aware that the weather has been delightfully dreary this past week. We finally have the fall chill back (hooray!), but unfortunately it’s been accompanied by a sunless sky. As someone who is … Continue reading

October 9, 2013
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Tapestry: Liz Stookey Sunde of music2life

By Kathleen. Technology is an absolutely remarkable thing, as it allowed me to connect (& to record a Tapestry video!) with Elizabeth Stookey Sunde of music2life. Liz founded music2life with her father, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. … Continue reading