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Thursday, September 22 • 10:15am - 10:45am
#Hashtag: Crossing the Lines LIMITED

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If you ask someone over the age of 30 to press the “pound” sign, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. Ask a college student and they may offer you a fist-bump. Such is the social media phenomenon of the hashtag: a singular icon that in and of itself seems rather insignificant, but when attached to a cultural movement or idea, can start to change the world.

Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, helps us learn a little bit more about how one character has reshaped the social media landscape. Afterward, Pittsburgh-based artist, DS Kinsel, will sit down the Chris for a talkback session with the audience.


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DS Kinsel

D.S. Kinsel // @dskinsel | D.S. Kinsel Is A Black Creative Entrepreneur And Cultural Agitator Based In Pittsburgh, Pa. He Expresses His Creativity Through The Mediums Of Painting, Window Display, Installation, Curating, Action-painting, Non-traditional Performance And Social Media. While Kinsel’s Primary Practice Is Painting, He Believes That Experimenting In Other Disciplines Further Develops His Key Practice As A Painter... Read More →
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Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead, Uber
Chris Messina is a designer, writer, avid Twitterer, and speaker who’s known for inventing the hashtag. He works with developers, product designers, entrepreneurs, and communities to bring to life projects that should exist but don’t. His superpower is pioneering initiatives before most people realize they’ll be important, for example: co-organizing the community that launched Firefox, creating Google... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA

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