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Making Waves on World Oceans Day

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Today we mark World Oceans Day at SAP Leonardo Center in New York City. Together with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange and SecondMuse, we are launching our 360/VR Film Making Waves: Re-engineering Aquaculture in Tanzania. You can watch a live-stream of our event from New York featuring here. As we talk about the power of immersive storytelling for social impact we’ll hear from Lisa Truitt, SPE Partners & National Geographic Encounter:…

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SecondMuse Ushers In 2017 With New Chief Operating Officer

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Joel Carnes is key hire for rapidly expanding global innovation agency January 9, 2017; Washington, D.C. – SecondMuse, a global innovation and collaboration agency, announced today that Joel Carnes will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Carnes brings to SecondMuse nearly twenty years of wide-ranging corporate and nonprofit experience in strategic and tactical management experience, during which he has led projects in fifteen countries across five continents. In this new role, Carnes will oversee…

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How Drones Are Informing the Stories We Produce

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As storytellers, we had an eye in the sky. When we set out to tell the story of obesity and malnutrition in Tonga and Timor, the DJ1 Phantom 3 drone we deployed on the field greatly impacted our production. Together with producer Andy Day of KeepLeft, we used a combination of drone footage and traditional footage to tell a multidimensional story, contrasting the beauty of the landscape with the dual challenges of obesity and malnutrition. This is…

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SecondMuse Magazine Issue No. 1

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SecondMuse is in the business of helping solve the world’s most complex challenges by understanding them and applying fitting, innovative approaches. In this issue, you’ll see some of the thinking behind our work and some of the projects that we produce to actualize network-centered innovation. So far in 2016, our work has taken us to Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Serbia, Sweden, Tanzania, Timur Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, the rainforests in…

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Social Media, Social Change: Meet Matt Scott

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For SecondMuse digital storyteller Matt Scott, “social impact” has a double meaning. Not only does he have a background in driving impact on social media for non-profits and fortune 100 companies; he also has a tireless love of social impact for the sake of social progress. At SecondMuse, Matt‘s passions converge. Today, this communications strategist shares his journey to discovering the magic of digital storytelling and what he’s learned on the road to his current work….

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Chefs Help Spark a Blue Revolution for Oceans

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“I support the Blue Revolution,” says Anthony Parker, sous chef at the world-famous Port Douglas, Australia restaurant Nautilus. “I support a great environment.” Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food production industries in the world: today, nearly half of the fish we eat are farmed. As the industry expands, it’s more important than ever to ensure that farming in the ocean is sustainable. That’s why the Australian Government, the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation X Labs,…

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Hacking and Hiking: Meet Eleanor Greene

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Eleanor works on the communications team with SecondMuse as the digital media intern since November 2015. She works with LAUNCH and other innovation programs, where she works on blog posts, website maintenance, social media and communications strategies. Prior to joining SecondMuse, Eleanor interned in digital communications in multiple fields including nonprofit, public media and government, and was the editor-in-chief of AWOL Magazine. When she’s not thinking up titles for blog posts or researching innovators, Eleanor…

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Your SecondMuse: Open Data and Unlikely Partnerships

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Data for social good is becoming part of the business vernacular and SecondMuse holds a dynamic space in that world view. For the past seven years, SecondMuse has pioneered projects that promote open data and open source solutions while forging unlikely partnerships between governments, companies, and citizens to address global needs. “Data informs and connects people solving social and and environmental problems on the global and local scales,” says Carrie Freeman of SecondMuse. A strong…

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From Sustainability to Surfing: Meet Jeremy Kamo

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Jeremy Kamo is the Director of Operations at SecondMuse. He was a partner at Further By Design and worked with SecondMuse in various projects, including the LAUNCH program before the companies merged in late 2015. Jeremy’s work in renewable energy, education and healthcare projects have taken him around the globe, where he enjoys seeing different perspectives on the world’s biggest problems. Born and raised in Hawaii, Jeremy loves being outdoors and surfing, which is for…

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#BlueRevolution: Crowdsourcing Ocean Conservation

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Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food production industries in the world: today, nearly half of the fish we eat are farmed. As the industry expands, it’s more important than ever to ensure that farming in the ocean is sustainable. That’s why we’re launching a campaign today to crowdsource new techniques for the cultivation and conservation of our ocean’s resources. The goal of the Blue Economy Challenge is to encourage innovations that will revolutionise aquaculture…

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