Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Ask city officials in Kitchener and Waterloo, Ont., where the future of Canada's technology sector lies, and they'll show you a map of Silicon Valley.The bustling stretch between sunny San Francisco and San Jose — home to technology giants like Google and Apple — has become the template for a new vision of Ontario's technology sector, which is redefining itself in the wake of BlackBerry's massive layoffs.Instead of going it solo, Waterloo organizers hope to mimic Silicon Valley by strengthening ties to tech organizations in Toronto. The goal is creating a new technology "supercluster," said Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech, an organization that rallies behind Waterloo technology firms."We need to gang up to take on the world," he said."Toronto and Waterloo are different enough that we each bring something significant to the table. It's a massive asset we've got."Of course, collaboration has its own hurdles.In the past, complimentary traits between the two cities were never synchronized, which left both isolated from each other, even though together they employ more than 205,000 people in the technology sector.On Wednesday, Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray unveiled plans to help bridge the gap that's hindered development in the region. The provincial government says it will consider a high-speed rail line between London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, as part of an environmental assessment scheduled for the fall.The announcement comes as the provincial government looks for more ways to respond to growth, which is escalating as venture capital pours into the region and more U.S. tech companies expand their presence north of the border.Communitech estimates it worked with 802 active startups over the past year, with 464 of them putting roots down in Waterloo during the same period.While numbers for Toronto are more fragmented, organizations there suggest about 1,500 active startups exist in the area.