Category: SX Create

Preview: Algoraving: A gateway to the Internet of Things

Imagine being at a club. Sweaty bodies are pounding to heavy beats, drinks are flowing freely and blaring lights both surround and blind you. The ringleader in a scenario like this is usually a DJ in a booth with a mass of equipment that most people cannot refer to by name. Jan Jongboom’s SXSW Interactive...

Preview: The Hackaday Prize: Honoring problem solvers

The Hackaday Prize is an award handed out each year since 2014 by Hackaday to designers who craft innovative solutions to problems. In the prize’s first year over 800 designers competed for recognition. Last year, that number grew to almost 1,000. The most recent batch of winning ideas will be discussed at an upcoming SXSW...

Preview: Bringing AI to tinkerers everywhere

Machines that can learn are becoming more integrated into our lives at every turn. Drone delivery is already available to us and humorous stories about self-driving cars being pulled over are already circulating. The future is, as they say, here. With artificial intelligence already so present, important changes in technology are on their way. Among...

Preview: Libraries as creative hubs

Libraries are bastions of culture that enable learning of all sorts. In 2016, however, libraries are also institutions that find themselves at a crossroads. While it is still too early to declare a free fall, library usage has declined in recent years and public opinion regarding the role of libraries has evolved. This moment requires...

Interactive Reflections

During the week leading up to SXSW Interactive, I started to panic. How was I supposed to handle something most people described as overwhelming? I had never really liked crowds, I was unsure of my abilities to cover an event like Interactive, and with so many options, I had no idea how I was going to choose what to...