Four Highlights from SXSW 2021’s Virtual Cinema Competition

Immersive stories of connection, transformation, observation and decision-making

This year’s SXSW Online XR slate of programming debuts an abundance of imaginative, adventurous and sometimes otherworldly filmic works. The roster includes a virtual cinema competition with many world premieres, as well as a division for projects already garnering international attention (including CH selects from previous festivals like 4 Feet High VR, Paper Birds and Finding Pandora X, and others we’ve loved like Namoo). For …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pausing the tracking pixel, Malala Yousafzai's production company, conjoined fairytale cottages and more

Malala Yousafzai Launches Production Studio with Apple TV+ Globally recognized girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai has announced the creation of her own production studio, Extracurricular, established in partnership with Apple TV+. The Nobel Peace Prize winner and recent Oxford University graduate intends to focus on the theme of human connection with stories—documentary and narrative—that create awareness of other cultures. As Fast Company explains, “This is …

Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s Artistic Immersion

Three brands increase their visual artistry to accent aspirational, pinnacle products

Truly extraordinary liquids require nothing more than a glass. This does not pertain solely to single malt scotch, but all the beverages we imbibe and enjoy. That said, accoutrements do help consumers understand the ethos of a brand—and a handful of recent high-profile artistic collaborations underscore the value of the liquids they accent. The three partnerships we highlight below are in support of aspirational tipples …