Digitally preserving and restoring Ancient Olympia as it stood over 2,000 years ago
Ancient Olympia is home to institutions and ideals that have shaped the world as we know it. Now, Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds—a new collaboration between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and Microsoft—is harnessing AI to digitally preserve and restore this rich site for future generations by bringing its structures and cultural impact to life like never before.
Critical Distance connects audiences with nature—and each other
A new augmented reality (AR) experience—an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History this fall—brings a marine ecosystem to life, allowing audiences to connect with orcas in an entirely new way.
How can you build your tech resilience?
Resilience, or the ability to recover quickly from challenges, is an essential part of success in any field. But when it comes to tech, students are rarely taught these skills in school, making it hard to thrive on the job. Microsoft is launching a new mentoring program to change that—and build a more inclusive future for the tech industry.
Gaming for Inclusion
When in-person events were suspended worldwide due to the pandemic, Special Olympics knew it had to pivot to new programs to continue giving athletes ways to connect, compete, and build community. In March 2020, the CEO of Special Olympics Washington made a call to Microsoft and Xbox with a simple request: Could they expand on their gaming pilot event from the 2018 USA Games—but do it completely virtually?
My blue thoughts
Mental health conditions are quietly affecting a growing number of us worldwide. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to remove the stigma of asking for help. Musician Lauv is tapping into technology to help break that stigma.
Illuminating the discoveries of Nobel Prize-winning women
Women who changed science is a new online experience that celebrates women who are transforming science and the world as we know it today.
Creating connections with Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen is a groundbreaking musical exploring isolation in the age of social media. Now, it’s sparking a new initiative that’s empowering teens to build more meaningful connections in their daily lives.
I don’t have a job, I have a mission
Tech entrepreneur ShaoLan writes about how understanding a culture leads to understanding its people.
Meet Franz Gastler, founder of Yuwa
Through soccer and school, Yuwa empowers girls to discover their self-worth for a brighter future in one of the world’s most challenging regions: Jharkhand, India.