Breakthrough: SXSW Finalist

Breakthrough: SXSW Finalist

Our team poured a lot of blood, sweat, and caffeine into creating an amazing companion site for National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series, so it’s gratifying that our work has been selected as a finalist in of the 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. This multimedia masterpiece will face off against undoubtedly formidable challengers in the responsive design category, which rewards excellent digital design and creating the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality.

The Breakthrough experience was crafted with the idea that it should offer an amazing experience on any device. While it’s satisfying to cast your gaze into the future of science and technology using a traditional computer, things get even more interesting when you explore hundreds of pieces of content via intuitive motion controls on your favorite mobile device.

This won’t be our first Texas rodeo… Our team was a SXSW finalist in 2013 for our internationally infamous Intern Abuser. Armed with lessons learned from several intense journeys into the very mouth of innovative madness, we expect to squeeze every last drop of mesquite-flavored awesomesauce out of the experience before we return to Pennsylvania’s chilly embrace with a shiny new trophy.


About National Geographic Channel
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 440 million homes in 171 countries and 48 languages. For more information, visit