Portwiture is up for a WebVisionary award

wva09I’m pleased to announce that my Twitter/Flickr visualization app Portwiture is a WebVisionary Awards finalist in the “Mashup” category!

I hope you’ll join me at the Baghdad Theater on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00pm for the free event. There’s even more to experience than Portwiture on the silver screen:

From virals and mashups to web apps and advertising, the Webvisionary Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in website design.

The event features videos and PowerPoint Karaoke, without long winded acceptance speeches. It’s an evening of fun with the big names in digital media, including host Ian Karmel (of The Groundlings improv group) and DJ Dave Allen (of Gang of Four). This is a free event that is open to the public (no minors).

The awards are judged each year by a cadre of visionary designers, technologists, strategists and other industry experts. Judges for 2009 include Lynne d Johnson, Jeffrey Veen, Molly Holzschlag, Brad Johnson, Indi Young, Roger Black and David Verba.

Visit Upcoming for more info and to RSVP for the event. If you’re also attending WebVisions, don’t forget to catch my presentation Graphic Storytelling in New Media at 2:45pm that same afternoon. I chatted with Stephanie Wagner about the presentation and Portwiture earlier this week on Blog Talk Radio.

Last year, my Flash physics game Ramps took home the WebVisionary Award for “Best Game.” Will my robot trophy learn to self-replicate this Thursday? Only one way to find out!

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