Charlotte McCurdy on NowThis

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 22, 2020

PKPR client Charlotte McCurdy talks to NowThis about how she developed a material from algae, a renewable source that pulls carbon directly from the atmosphere. This is how she created a carbon-negative raincoat.


Permalink | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 8:57 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Charlotte McCurdy

Designing Justice profiled by the New York Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 08, 2020

Check out today’s print issue of The New York Times for a full-page profile of architect Deanna Van Buren in the Arts & Leisure section. The article explores how her firm, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, is showing it is possible to build alternatives to prisons that heal and restore rather than punish and destroy.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 08, 2020 at 8:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Columbia Care co-founder profiled on NPR in DC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 20, 2019

Listen to this great profile of Columbia Care co-founder and CEO Nicholas Vita that aired today on WAMU-FM, the NPR affiliate in Washington DC. The story is pegged to the opening of Columbia Care’s first dispensary in Montgomery County, Maryland, where Vita was raised and went to school.

Other coverage of the opening included WTOP-AM, WUSA-TV, DCist, Bethesda Magazine, and Patch DC.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Columbia Care

Mozilla on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 02, 2019

Ashley Boyd, Mozilla’s Vice President of Advocacy, appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning to discuss this year’s Privacy Not Include holiday shopping guide with host Scott Simon. Listen here.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 02, 2019 at 12:10 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla in USA Today, CNN, Business Insider

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 29, 2019

To help consumers choose gifts that protect the privacy of their friends and family, Mozilla today unveiled its *Privacy Not Included report at a press event in New York City. The report identifies the smart devices and toys that are secure and trustworthy — as well as those that may be spying on your friends and your family.

Coverage included CNN, USA Today, Business Insider, Wired, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Next Web, CNET, BoingBoing, and Tom’s Guide.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 10:17 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

On Air Debuts in Los Angeles

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 15, 2019

On Air Fest presented its first West Coast edition last week at KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio. Creators of boundary-pushing podcasts like Song Exploder, The Memory Palace, Moonface, Strangers, and The Shadows were among the headliners. Coverage included The Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, LAist, Time Out Los Angeles, SoCal Pulse, Inside Radio, All Access, Podcast Business Journal, and Podcast Review. 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: On Air Fest

Mozilla’s MozFest Tackles Political Disinformation

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 04, 2019

In an age of deepfakes and disinformation, more than 2,500 activists, policymakers, and technologists gathered in London last week at Mozilla’s MozFest to work on creating a better, healthier, and more humane internet.

PKPR secured an appearance on CNN for Mozilla Fellow Camille François to discuss how she is using machine learning and data analysis to detect foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. election. Other coverage highlights included Quartz (”Did YouTube’s Algorithm Help China’s Anti-Hong Kong Propaganda Go Viral?”), PCMag (”Does YouTube’s Algorithm Lead to Radicalization”), and TechRadar (”Can Facebook ever be kept safe without hurting staff?”).

Permalink | Posted on Nov 04, 2019 at 10:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

DJDS is Designing an End to Mass Incarceration

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 30, 2019

On the heels of the opening of Restore Oakland, the social justice campus designed by Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS), PKPR has secured a series of profiles looking at how the firm is using design to end mass incarceration.

Recent profiles include The Architect’s Newspaper (”Designing Justice + Designing Spaces builds infrastructure to end mass incarceration”), Curbed (”Can a building help end mass incarceration?”), and Archinect (”Architect Deanna Van Buren on Designing Beautiful Spaces That Amplify Self-Care, Love, Restoration, and Respect”).

Permalink | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 10:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

This Mozilla-Funded Film Watches You

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 26, 2019

Over a year after the approval of a U.S. patent, Snapchat users still don’t know if the app is using facial emotion recognition technology to detect and profit off of their moods. To put pressure on Snapchat, Mozilla premiered “Stealing Ur Feelings,” a short documentary that uses the same technology to analyze viewers’ emotions as they watch it. Check out some of the coverage in Adweek, Engadget, and The Inquirer.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Mozilla Foundation

Echoing Green on The Today Show

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 06, 2019

A 2019 Echoing Green Fellow, Antoine Patton is a 32-year-old father who taught himself to code while he was incarcerated and then developed an app with his 13-year-old daughter that makes it easier for kids to communicate with their incarcerated parents.

As a result of PKPR’s work, Antoine and his daughter Jay Jay, as well as Echoing Green President Cheryl Dorsey, were featured in an amazing segment on The Today Show. It was part of Lester Holt’s Justice for All series looking at the state of justice in America.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 06, 2019 at 6:29 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Echoing Green

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