Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

  • The Mysterious Life of Jerry's Map

    The Mysterious Life of Jerry's Map

    In the 1960s, Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a fantastical, growing map of unbelievable scope. Now it takes up almost 2,000 8" x 10" frames.

  • A 3-Minute Guide to Cloud Computing

    A 3-Minute Guide to Cloud Computing

    "Unless you've been living under a rock, you're in the cloud," explains JESS3's quick tour of the applications and services that make up the "cloud"

  • An Independent Gin Distillery Grows in Brooklyn

    An Independent Gin Distillery Grows in Brooklyn

    Frustrated with his day job, Brad Estabrooke decided to start Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distillery in Brooklyn since the prohibition

  • The History of Aviation Told Through Postage Stamps (1953)

    The History of Aviation Told Through Postage Stamps (1953)

    This whimsical short film combines historic postage stamps and amazing archival footage to tell the story of early aviation, culminating in Charles Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic 

  • How NASA's Kepler Plans to Find Another Earth

    How NASA's Kepler Plans to Find Another Earth

    Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding habitable planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. This overview from NASA explains how Kepler works, and why it matters

  • Mapping the Cloud in 'Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi'

    Mapping the Cloud in 'Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi'

    Eerie long-exposure photographs reveal the invisible wifi networks that permeate our urban environments, making the cloud available everywhere

  • The Secret Ingredient Is Bacon Crack: Nosh This

    The Secret Ingredient Is Bacon Crack: Nosh This

    Kai Kronfield's "Bacon Crack" is a delicious combination of chocolate and bacon, and the basis of his blossoming food business Nosh This

  • A 1959 Airstream Transformed Into a Mobile Design Studio

    A 1959 Airstream Transformed Into a Mobile Design Studio

    Andreas Stavropoulous, a landscape architect in Berkeley, California, explores the design possibities of a vintage trailer

  • Vimeo Introduces Music Store for Licensing

    Vimeo Introduces Music Store for Licensing

    Licensing music for low-budget independent video projects is a headache for any creator, whether it's for a feature documentary or a two-minute wedding video. Vimeo has just created the antidote: a music licensing service that allows users to download and license tracks for personal or commercial use. 

  • Life in Black and White: Grand Pianos

    Life in Black and White: Grand Pianos

    "When we take appart a 120-year old Steinway, and we get to a place inside it that nobody's seen since the factory ... those are pretty special moments." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." John Callahan restores Steinway grand pianos. 

  • Life in Black and White: Penguins

    Life in Black and White: Penguins

    "It's so exciting to be able to be a part of their society." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Marine biologist Pam Schaller spends her days working with the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. 

  • Life in Black and White: Domino Club

    Life in Black and White: Domino Club

    "Every day we play dominoes, rain or shine."  Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Sonny Gilbert, the founder of the San Francisco Domino Club, is passionate about the game and building community. 

  • Life in Black and White: Crossword Puzzles

    Life in Black and White: Crossword Puzzles

    "If I could only do one thing my whole life … it would be to make crosswords.” Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Andrea Carla Michaels is passionate about words, and has been constructing crossword puzzles for decades. 

  • Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

    Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

    The creator of Peanuts sketches his legendary protagonist at the piano. "I guess Charlie Brown is mostly me. That's why he often has that dumb expression on his face," says Schulz. 

  • Visualization: Foursquare Check-ins Across the Globe

    Visualization: Foursquare Check-ins Across the Globe

    The social geolocation service Foursquare created this colorful data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world. 

  • An Animated Ode to the Golden Age of Space Travel

    An Animated Ode to the Golden Age of Space Travel

    Céline Desrumaux's Countdown is a mini masterpiece and labor of love; she spent two years designing, directing, and animating it in her spare time. With references to Kubrick's 2001 and music by Apparat, the short is a gorgeous synthesis of influences and a tribute to the space program of the 1960s. 

  • San Francisco's Underground Food Scene: Sidesaddle Kitchen

    San Francisco's Underground Food Scene: Sidesaddle Kitchen

    Sidesaddle's creator, Laura Miller, wants to convince you that raw, vegan, "not gross" dessert is as delicious as it looks 

  • How to Make Vietnamese Coffee

    How to Make Vietnamese Coffee

    Learn how to make Vietnam's signature caffeinated treat in just under three minutes, with this charming "video recipe" from documentary filmmaker Eric Slatkin

  • The Surreal Beauty of a New York Commute in 'Sub City New York'

    The Surreal Beauty of a New York Commute in 'Sub City New York'

    The Sub City series explores the wonder in the humble experience of exiting the subway through dreamy slow motion and elegant steadicam cinematography. New York-based filmmakers Sarah Klein and Tom Mason talk about the inspiration for the project and where they'll film next in an interview with The Atlantic. 

  • A 1992 Take on the Birth of Social Networking

    A 1992 Take on the Birth of Social Networking

    A segment from the 1992 documentary series The Machine that Changed the World looks at the early social web and its implications

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Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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