Highlights from SXSW 2014

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Here are the people and ideas thirteen23 found notable at SXSW 2014.

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Highlights from SXSW 2014

  1. 1. - interaction art in public spaces - - fighting for online privacy - - digital divide - - failure is the key to creativity - recurring themes
  2. 2. - interaction art in public spaces -
  3. 3. - interaction art in public spaces - an efficient future (but what about a human one?) Microsoft’s Vision of the Future (2011)
  4. 4. - interaction art in public spaces - a playful future Hello Lamp Post (winner of Watershed’s 2013 Playable Cities Award) by PAN Studios
  5. 5. - interaction art in public spaces - reimagining neighborhoods Color Me Timbers Interactive Christmas Lights
  6. 6. - interaction art in public spaces - interactive interventions for public spaces 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) Daily Tous Les Jours
  7. 7. Bring magic. Make places. 
 Enable connections. Melissa Mongiat & Mouna Andraos
 (Daily Tous Les Jours) “ ” - interaction art in public spaces - interactive interventions for public spaces
  8. 8. - fighting for online privacy -
  9. 9. - fighting for online privacy - Fight for your privacy 
 or you’ll lose it. Jared Cohen & Eric Schmidt 
 (Google Ideas, authors of “A New Digital Age”) “ ”
  10. 10. - fighting for online privacy - Is the ‘free’ internet dying? Michael Maness (VP, Knight Foundation) “ ”
  11. 11. - fighting for online privacy - The internet will become 
 cable unless we doing 
 something about it. Tim Wu (Media Historian at Columbia University) “ ”
  12. 12. - fighting for online privacy - We need to be vigilant. Sue Gardner (Director of Wikimedia Foundation) “ ”
  13. 13. - fighting for online privacy - The NSA is setting fire 
 to the future of the internet. Edward Snowden “ ”
  14. 14. - fighting for online privacy - The tools [we use] are made 
 by ad companies, they will not 
 be optimized for privacy. Christopher Soghoian (ACLU’s principal technologist) “ ”
  15. 15. - digital divide -
  16. 16. - digital divide - It is dangerously destabilizing to
 have half the world on the
 cutting edge of technology while
 the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival. Bill Clinton “ ”
  17. 17. - digital divide - If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere. Reg Orton (CTO BRCK) “ ”
  18. 18. - digital divide - People who have access will have more advantages. Beyond Connectivity: Sharing News Without the Web “ ”
  19. 19. - failure is the key to creativity -
  20. 20. - failure is the key to creativity - Think process, not product. Austin Kleon (Author) “ ”
  21. 21. - failure is the key to creativity - We need to learn to 
 design by making. Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO) “ ”
  22. 22. - failure is the key to creativity - Failure is a good way
 to learn facts. Joi Ito (Director of MIT Media Lab) “ ”
  23. 23. - failure is the key to creativity - We need to explore and 
 make mistakes to learn. Neil Degrasse Tyson “ ”
  24. 24. - failure is the key to creativity - How do we capture ‘not-knowing’? Harper Reed “ ”
  25. 25. - failure is the key to creativity - We don’t stand by our results. We stand by our methodology. Adam Savage “ ”
  26. 26. - failure is the key to creativity - Fail early, fail often, fail hard. Bruce Sterling “ ”
  27. 27. - other cool things -
  28. 28. - other cool things - I need better tools. Stephen Wolfram “ ”
  29. 29. - other cool things - We had never created a visualization that scared us before. Fernanda Viégas (Research Scientist, Google) “ ”
  30. 30. - other cool things - We all have to learn something 
 about bioengineering because it’s 
 going to be in our face very soon. Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) “ ”
  31. 31. - other cool things - We all have to learn something 
 about bioengineering because it’s 
 going to be in our face very soon. Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) “ ”
  32. 32. - other cool things - I’m not interested in changing your mind. I want to inflict mine on you. Cody Wilson (Director, Defense Distributed/DEFCAD) “ ”
  33. 33. - other cool things - When you’re connected all the 
 time you need passion, networks, 
 and the ability to learn. Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) on the new paradigm for education “ ”
  34. 34. - other cool things - People are giving up part of a 
 physical experience to add it 
 to their digital persona. Patrick Miller (Deeplocal) Is the digital less real because 
 we can curate and augment it to 
 be what we want it to be?
  35. 35. - other cool things - What’s the ‘tofu’ word for cricket flour? Megan Miller (founder, Bitty Foods) “ ”
  36. 36. - other cool things - projection mapping Amon Tobin, Isam, Live Leviathan
  37. 37. - other cool things - tumor paint Jim Olson (Presage Biosciences Inc)
  38. 38. - other cool things - design fiction Curious Rituals hellofosta

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