We are a team of professional photographers, and writers committed to documenting the transition in our economy from analog to digital. We're specifically focused on the mobile and emerging technologies.
In March of 2016, the team at ROKO Labs co-hosted a competition called the App Idea Awards. During this time, the ROKO Labs team was able to meet amazing app entrepreneurs and began to document their stories. At the same time, friend and artist, Jena Cumbo, was working on documenting the effects of technology on the world today. Together, they have joined forces to make Behind The App. We strive the capture the interesting and amazing personal stories behind the creators of technology. This could be anyone from the creator to product managers to executor of the new technology. All these stories explain the motivation, changes, and effects of technology on our society.
Jena Cumbo, our lead creative director, is photographer and amateur sociologist, following the way technology affects our daily lives. She will combine these stories and many more into a book called Behind The App. To be alerted when the book is launched, sign up below. Her previous project, We Met On The Internet, was made into a book and garnered press from Huffington Post, New York Times, Slate, and Buzzfeed, among many others . You can learn more about Jena at her website: http://jenacumbo.com/