LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Woven Digital, has learned that the pilot episode of Luminaries, an UPROXX original series has been selected as a nominee for the 19th Annual Webby Awards in the Online Video: Science & Education category. This is the company's first Webby Award nomination and Luminaires is the first in a slate of original content created and distributed by Woven Studios.
"Luminaries was a huge leap into original content for Woven and UPROXX and we are thrilled to receive such a positive response," said Benjamin Blank, creator of Luminaries and Chief Creative Officer at Woven. "The unlimited imaginations of today's youth combined with the unprecedented access to technology are the foundation of these amazing stories. We are very proud as a company to share them with our audience. Meaningful stories that positively impacts society and our world is a big part of our strategy moving forward."
Luminaries follows young, talented innovators on their road to technological breakthroughs. The pilot episode, which highlights the talents of 19-year-old Easton LaChappelle as he builds a cheaper, better prosthetic limb, launched its first episode on January 12, 2015. The episode has already been viewed by more than 8.4 million people and shared nearly 180,000 times.
The public has a chance to cast their votes for their pick of the best of the Internet at http://pv.webbyawards.com. Voting for the Webby People's Voice Awards is open from now until Thursday, April 23, 2015. Academy members, including Conan O'Brien, Tumblr founder David Karp, Arianna Huffington, YouTube sensation and video artist Freddie Wong, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, and DoSomething.org founder Nancy Lublin, will select this year's Webby Awards Winners, to be announced Monday, April 27.
The second episode of Luminaries, which tells the journey of Kai Kloepfer of Boulder, Colorado, launched earlier today. Kai is the inventor of biometric electromechanical firearm safety, which uses fingerprint recognition to lock or unlock a gun. The episode is available on UPROXX.com and YouTube.
About Woven Woven Digital is a millennial focused digital media company, producing and distributing relevant pop culture content to nearly 5 million users per day. As home to some of the most influential digital brands for young Americans, Woven reaches 90 million users per month providing them with shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video. UPROXX is one of the largest millennial focused news and entertainment sites on the web, while BroBible is the largest male focused college lifestyle destination. Founded in 2010 by Scott Grimes and Michael Laur, Woven is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and production facilities in New York and Chicago. For more information about Woven, visit www.woven.com. For media inquiries, contact [email protected]