Tag: sxsw

  • 2020 was an a/b test

    2020 was an a/b test

    One of the more chilling tracks from this year’s SXSW were the sessions about misinformation, specifically political misinformation that derailed our elections. During the first day, I attended a session titled Fact v. Fiction: Fighting Election Disinformation a panel featuring, among others, Chris Krebs, noted cybersecurity expert, and Jena Griswold, former Secretary of State for […]

  • Is Meta just Second Life 2.0?

    Is Meta just Second Life 2.0?

    The video above circulated in 2005 when Second Life was the new hotness. As a pioneer in virtual worlds, they attracted buzz from futurists that saw the platform as the next generation of the internet. Companies flocked to the platform, eager to engage with their audience. Reuters opened a bureau and someone made a documentary. […]

  • Mr. Jimmy

    Mr. Jimmy

    One of the highlights of SXSW 2019 that I want to expand on a bit was seeing the premier of Mr. Jimmy, a documentary film about the Jimmy Page tribute artist, Akio Sakurai. The film is a loving appreciation of Japanese attention to detail and craft. In much the same way that Jiro Dreams of […]

  • SXSW 2019 Highlights

    SXSW 2019 Highlights

    It’s been twelve years since I last was at SXSW – time flies – I wrote about it then so for continuity’s sake I might as well share some highlights from this year. What I learned Following the success of the New York Times’ The Daily podcast, the Grey Lady will dip its toe into […]

  • SXSW Day Four, Tuesday

    After Bust 2.0: Ten Years Later, Where Will We Be? Most of the optimism on the panel came from the fact that “this time it’s different.” Bandwidth and hardware is cheaper, storage is cheaper, we know how to scale effectively, we can do more with less, we won’t get fooled again. Then Ted Rheingold of […]

  • SXSW, Day Three Monday

    It poured last night but had the good fortune to tag along with with Dan Theurer out to the Austin City Limits studio to catch Voxtrot. It was so nice to be away from the mad rush of conference posers and chill out to a some great music with people that were there for the […]

  • SXSW, Day Two Sunday

    Part two in a continuing series. I was up late watching Ze Frank and his hilarious deconstruction of Airline Safety Seat Back Instructions (“So what does this mean? No interracial dating?“) and other general silliness. Compounded by the fact that 2am instantly became 3am I passed on the 10 am sessions and opted for a […]

  • SXSW, Day One Saturday

    It’s my first SXSW and I’ve kept off the laptop so that I can devote as much attention as possible to what’s going on in the sessions, conversations, and parties in between. I have been taking notes and for the benefit of readers (and just in case I misplace my notebook) I’ll dump them here […]

  • Austin bound

    Really looking forward to going to South By Southwest Interactive this year. It’s my first time. I’ve heard great things about it and looking over the schedule of events, it’s going to be hard not to be inspired! I’m a big fan of Kathy Sierra and it’ll be interesting to hear what Dan Rather has […]