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The 20th Annual Webby Awards October 12, 2015

An Interview with Austin Radcliffe – Founder of Webby-Winning Blog “Things Organized Neatly”

Why the Internet Can’t Be Stopped in 5 Words: All human knowledge collaboratively shared.

Our favorite organizer on the Internet and 2015 People’s Voice and Webby Winner for Personal Blog/Website, Things Organized Neatlyhas continued to curate and arrange in the most oddly satisfying way. With artfully crafted photos of food, nature, knives, and even adventures creator, Austin Radcliffe, curates to appease the inner obsessive-compulsive in us all. 

The Webby Awards featured Austin Radcliffe as a part of our Grey Goose Webby Fifty content series earlier this year after his epic win at The 19th Annual Webby Awards. We’re thrilled to catch up with Austin again to discuss why the Internet is an unstoppable force and what he is most excited for online in the coming years and with the Things Organized Neatly book he has coming up for 2016. Check it out below.

Watch Austin Give His 5-Word Speech
The 19th Annual Webbys

Tell us about your depiction of “The Internet Can’t Be Stopped”

I created a Springs Organized Neatly campaign for the 2015 People’s Voice vote. My friend Brooke Shanesy and I collaborated to shoot some images of springs laid out & standing up, all at right angles. The colorful springs were sourced from an amazingly bizarre commercial liquidation warehouse in my hometown, Dayton, OH. For “The Internet Can’t Be Stopped” image Brooke & I reimagined the original spring layout with a laptop and confetti for the 20th anniversary of The Webbys. The confetti was really fun to shoot!

What’s the best thing to happen to the Internet in the past 20 years?

Cell phone photography added an incredible immediacy for sending & consuming content. This breadth of available information has fundamentally changed the way we interact with and access the world. The Society of the Spectacle.

Let me organize your things.”
— Things Organized Neatly’s 5-word speech (2015)

What are you most excited for in the next 20 years of the Internet?

If and when Facebook will be a thing of the past. Human interactions will be novel and renewed.

You have helped shape the last 20 years of the Webbys. What are you working on now? What do you have next on the horizon?

The Things Organized Neatly Book will be out in Spring 2016 with Universe, an imprint of Rizzoli. I am also curating a number of gallery exhibits next year (not all Organized or Knolled). Hopefully more opportunities for photo shoots, gallery projects & museum work. Maybe an online gallery??

— Austin Radcliffe, Founder of Things Organized Neatly

For the Call for Entries for our 20th Webby Awards, we have partnered with 20 Webby Winners – who throughout the past 20 years have shaped not only The Webby Awards, but the Internet itself. Read more about our 20th Webbys collaboration here.


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