Matt Hackett | Distrupt Our Relationship With Images


Matt Hackett
Distrupt Our Relationship With Images

Co-founder and CTO of Beme

DO Wales 2016
Running time: 17m 49s

Filed in: Technology


"Change our relationship with images, so that we're thinking about them more critically. Rather than simply let them guide every decision in our lives, we're actually interacting with them, asking important questions about them and actually stopping this flat."

Matt Hackett is co-founder and CTO of Beme, a video platform launched in summer 2015 that aims to bring honesty and empathy back to social media. Previously, he was was VP Engineering at Tumblr, joining when the whole team fit around a lunch table and seeing it grow to a passionate global audience of 150 million. Most recently before Beme, Matt was a Hacker-in-Residence at Betaworks. He is also currently a Part-Time Partner at Notation Capital and advisor to startups such as Giphy and He writes on tech, philosophy, and design here.