COOL HUNTING’s PRIDE + PAINT + POWER Instagram Live Session

A digital paint-a-long to benefit NYC's LGBT Center

On COOL HUNTING’s Instagram Live tomorrow (26 June) from 2PM to 4PM, filmmaker and art advisor Jaé Joseph will host eight 15-minute conversations with artists and creatives, as they paint pride/protest posters. Viewers are invited to paint-a-long and participate in the accompanying fundraiser for The Center—NYC’s acclaimed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. A link will be pinned to the live event, allowing viewers …

Virtual Parties Draw 100k+ Guests

Epitomizing a new type of digital togetherness, DJ sets on Instagram Live now draw hundreds of thousands of guests. After the cancellation of gigs at South by Southwest and Coachella, LA-based D-Nice set up a booth in his home, selected over eight hours of music (ranging from Al Green and Mary J. Blige to Travis Scott and Sister Sledge) and pressed record. His session, affectionately …

Instagram Live Video

It’s impressive just how quickly Instagram can roll out new competitive features. For those who’ve already found great value in their photo zooming and the addition of stories (which 100 million people have now used), there’s a new trick up the social media service’s sleeve, out today: live videos. Now, users can stream live experiences directly through the stories section. As with images in the …