Monthly Archive: January 2011

Preview – ‘Mad science’ panel original, investigative

Science journalist and SXSW Interactive presenter Christie Nicholson says panelists should ask themselves two questions about their topics: “Why should people care?” and “Why should people care now?” She hopes people will care about her panel, “U.S. Military’s Mad Science Revealed.” In her proposal she writes, “For more than 50 years the mad scientists at...

Preview – Finding Music with Pictures: Data Visualization for Discovery

The growing availability of music through online sources is changing the way people listen to, buy (or download), and discover music.  We have access to a ridiculous amount of music today compared to only a few years ago.  Instead of hearing only a limited selection of songs provided by public radio or depending on suggestions...

Preview – Offline America

Offline America:  Why We Have a Digital Divide – Jessamyn West, MetaFilter.com One of the most interesting panels I came across in the list of chosen panels was Jessamyn West’s panel about the divide between those who are online constantly and those who don’t even have access to the Internet at home.  Being graduate students...

Preview – Block Party Capitalism: Where Analog and Digital Intersect

John Gerzema is a marketing whiz, WSJ best selling author and President of BrandAsset Consulting, overseeing strategy across the Young & Rubicam Companies, Board Advisor/Wanderfly Gerzema has spent his career creating and guiding the brand strategies of many of our household names: McDonald’s, BMW, Coca-Cola, United Airlines, Holiday Inn and more. Today, as Chief Insights...

Preview – 100% Viable, 1% Visible: Minority New Media Entrepreneurs

Kiratiana Freelon’s panel is one that hits close to home. As a minority female, there are quite a few roadblocks on my way into the tech world. Freelon writes a popular travel blog from a black perspective. As a minority blogger, she wants to close the digital divide between minorities and the tech world. Minorities...

Preview – The End of Reading in the USA

Laurence Musgrove takes teaching to a different level and forces you to observe rather than simply listen. On one of his websites, theillustratedprofessor.com, he blogs about class lectures and other events in his life through rough illustrations that are quite entertaining. One of my favorites is one from Nov. 12, that reads: “There is about a month...

Preview – I’ve Never Met My Coworkers: Running International Teams

I took some time to chat with Jason Lengstorf, founder of Ennui Design, about his SXSW panel “I’ve Never Met My Coworkers – Running International Teams”.  During this session both Jason and his colleague Tom Sturge (http://twitter.com/tomsturge) are planning to share their experience on how they successfully converted Jason’s business, Ennui Design, from a one-man...

Preview – 27 (FUN!) WAYS TO KILL YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

When beginning an online community, administrators often begin with attempting to create a social space for individuals with similar interests to share and discuss.  Much work and planning goes into the launch of any site, forum, brand, etc.  Now take all that hard work and watch it disappear by following the steps in Patrick O’Keefe’s...