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The Joy of SXSW. Cool things from 2012 Interactive event


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We saw and heard loads of amazing things at SXSW Interactive 2012. I thought it would be good to share the technology, processes and principles that I think are going to make a real difference in the next few years. I'd love to hear what your favourite things were.

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The Joy of SXSW. Cool things from 2012 Interactive event

  2. THE JOY OF SXSW Some of the things we saw and heard at SXSW Interactive 2012 that we thought were cool.
  3. MOBILE WALLETJoint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile &Verizon. US Rollout June. Wide range ofcompatible handsets. SXSW 2012
  4. Gregg Wygonik from Frog Design talked about making a “Taco Ring” and turning a laptop into a teatray with his 3d printer. Thingiverse.com3D PRINTING (AT HOME!) SXSW 2012
  5. PROTOTYPINGJared Ficklin from Frog Design talked aboutiterative prototyping is more powerful & fasterthan a flat-visual design process. SXSW 2012
  6. WE’RE ALL CYBORGS Amber Case summed how our relationship with tech has flipped. Machine is no longer separate from man. Visit: SXSW 2012
  7. GEOLOQI SXSW 2012
  8. SQUAREWhilst not strictly part of SXSW, I wasdelighted to see that Jack Dorsey’s Square hasdeleted checkouts in shops, empoweredcabbies and enabled casual golf game wagers. SXSW 2012
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  10. RAY KURZWEILWas just awesome. Talked about Moore’s Law;the technological singularity; the sub-optimalnature of blood cells. “What difference does itmake if my phone is outside or inside me – it’sstill fundamental to my existence” SXSW 2012
  11. STEPHEN WOLFRAMThe inventor of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha. More and more we’regoing to see information and action being pre-emptive. Not just hostingand sorting information but analysing it and defining actions based on it. SXSW 2012
  12. FACTUAL 55 million entities in 50 countries SXSW 2012
  13. SOCIAL TRACKINGLocation-based socialtracking for around$200/month SXSW 2012
  14. INSTANT APPSBuild basic Apps with content feeds, websiteintegration, location-based features,community and events features. SXSW 2012
  15. SOCIAL TVMilyoni specialises in social cinema or livestreaming video. Payment by Facebook,Paypal and credit cards. SXSW 2012
  16. KIN 2Using existing social data, Kin2 uncoversfamily and interest relationships in your socialsphere. You can visualise & share them. SXSW 2012
  17. LIVE EARTH! SXSW 2012
  18. OCCUPY DEMOCRACY Al Gore and Sean Parker closed the show rallying everyone to harness the power of digital social networks to drive political change. SXSW 2012
  19. THE JOY OF SXSW. @jamesjeffersonSEE Y’ALL NEXT YEAR SXSW 2012