Music Festival, Film Festival, and Interactive Conference
South by Southwest – SXSW
An event that takes place over 10 days in Austin, TX.
Conference = film and interactive
Festival = music concerts, movie screenings.
Each year 50-100 DC folks attend and we all meet each other and build relationships
SXSW Going Green
Privacy = Control
Stimulating the 5 Senses
The practice of diverting 100% of waste away from landfills
How to Do It?
Minor changes: re-usables
New trash bins
Big to Small
Biggest home waste is food
Biggest yard waste is plants*
Major change: Compost
Clean swimmable clammy Chesapeake Bay
Potomac for boating, swimming, recreation
Many more areas too…
But we have to believe that its possible and can happen in our lifetime
Through: easy, cheap, minor changes
The Solar Gas Pump
Offsets in the amazon?
No, invest in the community
The uncanny valley is a hypothesis regarding the field of robotics.
… when robots and other facsimiles of humans look and act almost like actual humans, it causes revulsion…
The "valley" in question is a dip in the acceptance of robots by the public
Drop in support/funding/investment
Disappearance of robotics until they are unambiguously human-looking.
In Transmedia storytelling, content becomes invasive and permeates fully the audience's lifestyle.
A transmedia project develops storytelling across multiple forms of media…
Each with a unique and independent lifespan but with a definite role in the big narrative scheme.
Two person teams
Film, audio, write, twitter, publish – on the go
Trending towards sharing more
Privacy is no longer about hiding information
Control and Security
Explosion of content
Major news outlets are losing audiences
Are we losing quality?
Is technology enabling the solution along with the problem?
Role of modern journalists?
… everything can go green…
Compost the catering
Reusable mugs over water bottles
Sets/props/clothes - reuse, recycle, donate
Filmmakers, Studios are interested – need help, information, and good companies to hire!
On the eve of the iPad release the tech community is buzzing about touch. Our phones can already see/hear. How will the new touch interfaces change our use of and expecations for the devices? When will they be able to provide smell/taste? How does geo-location change the game? (i.e. location aware and communicating that to friends, family, the world)