Category: Future Of Entertainment

Ira Glass in Conversation with Mark Olsen

People are having such trouble surviving in serious journalism and we happen to have the winning ticket. In an age of up and coming virtual reality content and high consumer expectations for the next new thing, audio content has surprisingly continued to thrive in the form of podcasting. Serial, the the incredibly successful investigative journalism...

Wanna see a play? Check your texts

Playwrights and directors alike are consistently looking out for new ways to push their medium forward. Avant-garde theatre is well-known for taking risks and telling stories in new ways. This spirit of innovation and the willingness to try new things represents a kinship between the world of theatre and tech industries. Fittingly, there is a...

Kerry Washington: A model of social stardom

Celebrities experience the mechanisms of social media in a way that the majority of people never will. Their experiences using social media are valuable to anybody with a passion for making the social sphere pro-social. This year, a featured session at SXSW Interactive gave audiences the opportunity to learn from a famous woman whose social...

Kerry Washington and the New Rules of Social Stardom

First and foremost, Kerry Washington, is fabulous and an inspiration as a person and actress. In a conversation with Ariel Foxman, Kerry talks about social branding and how she engages with fans but also keeps her privacy. Kerry has harnessed the power of social media to promote not only her career and hit TV Show,...

Augmented reality and the future of retail

One theme of SXSW both this year and last has been augmented and virtual reality. But while companies, organizations and individuals may want to harness the power of this technology, often they don’t know where to start. At the 9:30am Saturday SXSW Interactive presentation “More than Mobile: Augmenting Today’s Retail Reality,” Annie Weinberger provided several...

Preview: The rise of TV’s independent creators

Big Vision Empty Wallet co-founders Alex Cirillo and Dani Leonard understand the plight of the underfunded creator. That’s why their company helps television, film, digital series and multi-platform projects get off the ground. Cirillo and Leonard will be moderating the SXSW Interactive panel “Breaking Into TV in the Digital Age,” where they will discuss today’s...