Neo-Pangea Named a Finalist for 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

West Reading digital boutique recognized for innovative website, Breakthrough, in Responsive Design category
 
READING, Pa. - Feb. 29, 2016 - PRLog -- Neo-Pangea’s Breakthrough website for National Geographic Channel was selected as a finalist for the 19th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, taking place Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the Hilton Austin Downtown (Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor).

Neo-Pangea is a finalist in the “Responsive Design” category, which celebrates excellent digital design and the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality. Emceed by comic, actress, writer and life hacker Brooke Van Poppelen, with special guest Julian Velard, additional entertainment will be provided by Internet humorists Cracked and interactive game creators Colossi. SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards celebrate the most inspiring, creative innovations in the connected world.

Of hundreds of applications submitted, Neo-Pangea’s “Breakthrough” was one of 65 finalist spots given across 13 categories by a panel of judges comprised of industry peers and experts.

The Breakthrough interactive experience embodies the National Geographic Channel’s “Breakthrough” series philosophy by employing an interface that is both wondrous and forward-thinking; it immerses visitors in a stream of floating data and surrounds them with glimpses of sheer brilliance and the possibilities of a brighter future. The website was designed with the omnipresent digital devices of today in mind, so smartphones and tablets create handheld windows into the future by offering fluid, virtual reality-style motion and touch controls to navigate this dynamic world; tilt your phone down and left, and your view adjusts accordingly. Explore the experience on your favorite connected device at http://breakthrough.nationalgeographic.com/ .

Beyond the awards ceremony, this year marks the first time finalists will have the opportunity to exhibit and demo their work for all Interactive, Gold and Platinum badgeholders at the Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase, Monday, March 14. The Finalist Showcase offers SXSW Interactive attendees a first look at the most exciting tech developments, including achievements in digital design, health technology, privacy and security, 3D printing and augmented and virtual reality, and a chance to place their votes for the People’s Choice award.

“Each year, we are blown away by the caliber of the Interactive Innovation Awards finalists. This year, we’ll get to share that excitement with SXSW Interactive attendees through the exhibitions and demos at the Finalist Showcase,” said Mason Stewart, SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Coordinator. “Not only are we celebrating the best and brightest in innovation, inspiration and creativity, we’re putting the tangible achievements in front of a broad audience who we hope will leave inspired to embark on their own innovation journeys.”

For more information about the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards and to view the complete list of 2016 finalists, visit http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/interactive-awards .

About Neo-Pangea: Neo-Pangea is a digital boutique that grows beautiful ideas into captivating experiences. Working with Fortune 100 brands, exclusive destinations, international non-profits, leading industry trendsetters, and local start-ups, Neo-Pangea helps all manner of clients turn their creative visions into reality. The studio continues to transcend expectations in the design and execution of innovative digital and traditional marketing by fusing creativity, technology, and strategy to forge immersive experiences. From apps and websites to promotional spots and print materials, Neo-Pangea continually strives to craft unique advertising solutions imbued with charm, substance, and grace. Learn more at www.neo-pangea.com.

About SXSW Interactive

The 23nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today.

Join us in March 2016 for the sessions, the networking, the special events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SX Create, The Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.

SXSW Interactive 2016 is sponsored by Esurance, Mazda, Monster Energy, Capital One, Bud

Light, Deloitte Digital, McDonald’s, Ten-X and The Austin Chronicle.

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