Category: Friday

Social Sensory Architecture

Sean Ahlquist is the Assistant Professor of Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He was not in a panel at SXSW, like many professionals we have interviewed, but instead brought a piece of his work, that is also the winner of SXSW Eco’s 2016 Place by Design Competition, to show off and...

The Tacos of Texas Recap

The #TacosOfTexas panel by Mando Rayo was the epitome of what a SXSW panel is all about: expressing your passion for something by creating a lifelong memorable experience. With a burning passion for his culture and love for authentic food, Rayo’s admiration for tacos took him through a journey across Texas, “Taco Journalism is an...

Technology and Pet Lovers Meet Up

The #TechAndPet meet up at SXSW Interactive called for all lovers of technology and pets to come together to mingle, explore the ins and outs of the tech profession and share our love for animals. Michael Root, CTO of DogVacay, began his discussion with the audience speaking about his experience working with previous technology companies in...

Interactive Opening Speaker: Cory Booker

SXSW Interactive 2017 began with Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest‘s annual opening remarks. After he explained the new badge system for 2017 and highlighted some trends he had seen for 2017, he introduced the first featured speaker Cory Booker. Booker is currently a state senator from New Jersey, and was previously the Mayor of Newark. Booker’s...

#AskGaryVee

On Friday, March 10th Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, participated in a live Q&A at SXSW Interactive. Members of the audience were able to wait in line at a microphone to ask the digital marketing and social media guru questions, which he answered in his typical quick-wit, expletive-filled fast-talking way. As always, Vaynerchuk had social...

SXSW Friday Highlights

We’re testing Evrybit during SXSW. Evrybit is a mobile reporting platform. Each day, a different person will run our Evrybit and embed it on our site. Follow along throughout the day!

User Experience Design Shaping Our World

Having technology constantly present in our everyday lives has led people to question how it’s affecting us and our interactions with the world around us. The introduction of wearables and related technology has only increased this constant connection, and influenced cultural anthropologists Genevieve Bell of Intel Labs and Mimi Ito from UC Irvine to join together...