Monday, June 20, 2005

"Lakota Winter Count" website by Invioni wins Webby Award

This is a little late, but checking in on a friend, Carlos of Invioni, I learned the website he developed for a Smithsonian online exhibit Lakota Winter Counts won this year's Webby Award in the category of Cultural Institutions, the web equivalent of winning an Oscar! We talked about this project last winter at a film party. I was excited to hear of it, (I grew up near the Rosebud and Pine Ridge rez's where some of my childhood friends were from), It's a great subject and Carlos was doing great work with conducting interviews and gathering info. It's a beautiful site. Congrats, Carlos!

Other Webby award winners happened to include some of my very favorite sites: Best online newspaper, Guardian Unlimited , my primary source for world news, as they seem to have the most in-depth reports, first, fascinating and intelligent writing, with good humor as well.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency got best Copy/Writing which is terrific, because Dave Eggers' San Fran writer's collective and school are brilliant and the site is fun -- I get lost in it for hours. BBC One won Best Music and Best News sites, which seems obvious. Book Crossing, won People's Choice for Community website. It's a very cool idea, reading and releasing your fave books off at various locations for other bibliophiles to find, report found and share comments on said books on the site, as well as organize book groups.

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