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We’re partnering with the release of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” to host an awesome challenge for our community of 100M+ users! Be sure to enter the Homage to Hedy Lamarr Edit Challenge in the app, and check out an exclusive interview with director Alexandra Dean below.  Hedy Lamarr was a movie star, but also an inventor. In fact, it’s thanks to her that we have WiFi today. There’s nothing more creative than invention — and this week, PicsArt is teaming up with the release of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” to host the Homage to Hedy Lamarr Challenge. To participate, head over to the Challenges section of the app and submit your own creative remix to the Challenge! The top 10 winners will receive a movie poster signed by director Alexandra Dean. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” is the story of a remarkable woman with an important message. Director…

The title of this article says it all. It’s time to get to know the ancestors of your beloved smart phone! 1. The Camera Obscura The camera obscura,  Latin for “dark room,” is the first step of innovations to what would eventually become the modern camera. It was more of a projector than a camera, really, because it couldn’t store any image, but merely reflected light rays onto the wall of a box through an aperture, which is a small hole containing a lens. Incredibly enough, the device dates back possibly to the ancient Chinese and ancient Greeks, but the first official records of one was in 1021 AD, when an Arab physicist named Ibn al-Haytham published “The Book of Optics” and created the first prototype. Check out this great video with an awesome 90s-style intro from School Tube if you want an in-depth explanation of how the camera obscura works. 2. The…

In addition to being a creative hub where artists can collaborate and create together, PicsArt has moved beyond being a simple photo editor to a must-have tool for the classroom. In fact, it has become a place for students and teachers to enhance learning around the world. Whether it’s as simple as making slides or creating graphic collage art, it still amazes us how students are using PicsArt in more ways than we can imagine. We recently chatted with Claire Jones, assistant headteacher at Layton Primary School in Blackpool, about how technology and PicsArt have transformed the world of education. Before Claire became a teacher, she was a graphic designer. As a result, she’s had a long-standing passion for technology and design. Despite wanting to be a teacher from a young age, Claire went down the route of art college. However, that desire never left and she got her teaching…