Mark Boroyan

ux creative director • explorer • maker • farmer •dad



We teamed up again with the National Geographic channel to create a social media experience like no other. Synched to the International Space Station, "Live From Space" follows the satellite as it circles the globe every 90 minutes and invites people to see Earth from the astronauts’ point of view.

While the experience shows how our planet looks from 260 miles above, “Live From Space” also shows what’s happening on the ground directly below the ISS. Street-level data – including what’s hot and currently trending in music, food, video, events, and more – provides a view into all the things that make living here on Earth amazing.

Initially inspired by a time-lapse video of Earth out of the ISS’ windows, we wanted to create an experience that exemplified the way in which the Internet has created a global, hyper-connected culture. Visitors can see the top trending videos in Ukraine or Malaysia, the songs topping the iTunes charts in Iran, and the most popular foods in Alaska.



Emmy Award- Live From Space: Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media, Social TV Experience