SXSW is a 3-part festival, with Interactive going the first 5 days, Music the last 5, and Film stretched through the full festival.
In regular life, you just don’t get this kind of variety in a 10-day stretch. I love that when I come to South By Southwest (SXSW), I’m not here for work and with a platinum pass, I am entirely free to sample any offerings that catch my eye. With so many overlapping sessions, I couldn’t make them all, and some didn’t really lend themselves to interesting photos, but what rich pickings!
Here’s a taste of what made my short list this week, mainly from the Interactive part of the festival. I’ll talk about Film and Music a bit later.
~Robot Petting Zoo (Don’t Feed the Animals!)
~Books Are The New Vinyl
~Debunking the Disruption Innovation Myth
~When Your Devices Decide to Touch You Back
~Story Structure Secrets
~Is The Internet Disappointed In Us?
~The Invisible Salary: Why Money Doesn’t Matter
~Wearable Technologies 3 & Will Wearables Bring New Purpose to Fashion?
~Made in Brooklyn: A Craft Foods Revolution
~Failure As A Creative Catalyst
~Dramatic Reading by Programmers of Bug Reports (with Puppets)
~Jedi Mind Tricks For Entrepreneurs
~Can Sports Help End A Culture of Violence
~You Can’t Sit With Us: Craft Beer Subculture
~Minimal Viable Pub: How to Open A Pub on $5K
~The Future Is Short-Form: Storytelling For Today
~Making Art While Entertaining the Internet
~How To Rob A Bank: The Vulnerablilities of New Money