Tagged: Internet

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...

The Secret History of Hypertext

“The technology industry in particular does not have a strong sense of its own history,” Wright said. “Partly due to the nature of the industry, which is always focused on looking forward for the next big thing.” Alex Wright, author of “Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age,” began his session, “The...

Top 5 Panels for Bloggers

We live in a world where people can actually make a living by creating and managing a blog. Although many of these blogs look drastically different from when they first became popular, the basic idea is still the same. Content gets pushed out; people consume and share it. Whether you’re already an expert at running your couponing...

Preview: Is the Internet the Answer?

Since its invention, the Internet has played a huge role in our daily lives. It has affected both our professional and personal lives, and many people cannot imagine a world without it. However, not everyone shares the same opinions about the digital revolution and its impact on society. Clive Thompson is a journalist who writes...

Top 5 Panels for Animal Lovers

Attention, all animal lovers! While this is an interactive conference, there is still plenty of room for man’s best friend. And man’s other best friend, cats. And also, tigers. Here is an overview of the top five SXSWi panels for animal lovers. From pet adoption, to vodka, to indie rock music—there is something for everyone....

Preview: Doing It in Public – BLEs and Modern Storytelling

According to Lisa Woods and the rest of the ‘Doing It in Public’ panelists, beacons, or Bluetooth Low Energy devices, will be the next big trend in the Internet of Things. BLE technology has primarily been used in retail and advertising, but with the Asunder project, this group suggests beacons be used for storytelling purposes....