Mozilla Gets Creative to Highlight AI’s Impact

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 18, 2019

To raise awareness about the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence, Mozilla has funded a series of films, games, and art projects that will be launching over the next few months.

PKPR has secured coverage for the initial projects including:

- A simulation that reveals the hidden biases in dating apps (Wired - This Dating App Exposes the Monstrous Bias of Algorithms; Mashable - “A dating app for literal monsters exposes the bias in our swipes”)

- A whimsical tool that puts a spotlight on automated censorship (The Verge - “Designers built an AI penis detector to protest Google’s prudish doodles”)

- A film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival exposing the dangers of facial recognition software (Engadget - “An AR film explores the worst tech companies could do with your face”).

Stay tuned for the worldwide launch of the film, Stealing Ur Feelings, online later this summer.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 8:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Raves for new Statue of Liberty Museum

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 31, 2019

The new Statue of Liberty Museum, with exhibits created by experience design studio ESI Design, officially opened on May 16th.

PKPR helped coordinate several press tours for design, architecture, and arts media, resulting in over 50 stories that highlighted ESI Design’s work, over 70 percent of which quoted ESI Design founder Edwin Schlossberg or other ESI spokespersons.

Highlights included the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, WNYC, Business Insider, Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Slate, My Modern Met, New York Post, Fast Company, Quartz, Untapped Cities, 6sqft, and Dexigner.

Permalink | Posted on May 31, 2019 at 6:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: ESI Design

Mozilla unveils 2019 Internet Health Report on CBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 24, 2019

To launch Mozilla’s 2019 Internet Health Report, PKPR booked an interview for Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman on CBS News this morning.

This year’s Report cited growing efforts to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of big tech companies as the most positive developments for the internet, while pervasive AI bias, biometrics abuse, and government censorship are named the most worrisome trends. Check out the Report here.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

ArtBuilt Brooklyn on front page of NY Times Arts

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 23, 2019

PKPR placed a major exclusive on the opening of ArtBuilt Brooklyn, the largest non-profit space for affordable, private artist studios to be built in New York City in 20 years, in today’s New York Times. Check out the story and amazing photos: Displaced Artists Open a New Front at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 7:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: ArtBuilt

Trint secures 4.5M in Series A funding

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 15, 2019

PKPR placed an exclusive with TechCrunch on Trint securing $4.5 million in Series A funding to further expand the company into a comprehensive transcribing, editing, and publishing platform for audio and video content. Other coverage included Fortune, PEHub, UK Tech News, Prolific London, Tech Market View, Slator, EU Startups, Silicon Canals, Pitchbook, and FINSMES.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 10:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Trint

On Air Fest in NY Mag cover story

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 18, 2019

This week’s New York Magazine cover story on the podcast boom features reporting by writer Boris Kaschka from the Hot Pod Summit at On Air Fest.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:57 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Alex Heffner talks 2020 on MSNBC Live

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 17, 2019

PKPR booked PBS Open Mind host Alexander Heffner on MSNBC Live with Kendis Gibson today for a discussion on how the differences in how the media is covering the female and male candidates for 2020.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 17, 2019 at 6:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Alexander Heffner

On Air Fest Draws Standing Room Only Crowds

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 11, 2019

On Air Fest drew standing room only crowds at The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn this past weekend. Highlights included the first public talk with executives from Spotify and Gimlet and sessions with Roxane Gay, Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad, Tina Brown, Jenna Wortham, and Amber Tamblyn.

The Verge (”Spotify’s Grand Plan for Podcasts is Taking Shape”). Fast Company (”Why Podcasts Fans Will Always Reject ‘Netflix for Podcasts’”), Forbes (”Lessons Learned About Podcasting and Life From Last Weekend’s On Air Fest”), Book Riot (”18 Things I Learned About Roxane Gay at On Air Fest”), Media Village, and Bklyner (”Preserving the Sounds of Brooklyn at On Air Fest”).

Permalink | Posted on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

On Air Fest in Forbes, Time Out, NYMag, and more

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 01, 2019

Tickets are almost sold out for this weekend’s On Air Fest at The Wythe Hotel with Roxane Gay, Jad Abumrad, Tina Brown, and Tracy K. Smith. Check out some of the preview stories in:
Time Out New York, NYMag, HyperAllergic, Forbes, Bello Collective, Metro, am New York, PureWow, Brooklyn Paper, Untapped Cities, What Should We Do?, Bklyner, and Brightest Young Things.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 01, 2019 at 7:39 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Alex Heffner on MSNBC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Feb. 09, 2019

PKPR secured an appearance for Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’ The Open Mind, on PoliticsNation to discuss Elizabeth Warren’s presidential kickoff and the leadership crisis in Virginia.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 09, 2019 at 8:38 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Alexander Heffner

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