Stab a pin into the center of Texas on a map, and you'll pretty much hit Austin. It's the live music capital of the world, home to the Texas Longhorns and the coolest (in my opinion) music festival ever, ever, ever -- SXSW -- this, is a city worth visiting.
This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.
My involvement with SXSW began in 2008, through the submission of a panel to SXSW interactive, "Can Social Media End Racism?" with Latoya Peterson, Jay Smooth and Phil Yu. The conference was phenomenal.
But most of all, we are doing our part to combat The Collapse of Collaboration in the hopes that we can start a ripple effect and get everyone to remember the true meaning of TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.
When we decided to take a road trip from Dallas to Austin for SXSW, we had high hopes for middle-of-nowhere taco stops and sunshiny afternoons. What we didn't expect was how much we'd fall for the starting point.
Television matters. Avner Ronen knew that from the moment he launched Boxee. And not because he want to watch movies and downloaded BitTorrented TV sh...
Calling all social good thought leaders, influencers, change makers, sh*t stirrers, teachers, idealists, creators and other enlightened humans. We need you.Our challenge this year is remarkably simple: We're going to beat the system -- together. Here's how.
The keys are education, technology and small business growth. But business success is only one reason we know 150 people are moving to Austin every day. So what can Jim and Pam expect - besides amazing tacos and live music?
Happy New Year takes a bold look at the ugly issue of veteran suicide that is affecting so many of our warriors today. When we began this project, the statistic for veteran suicides was 18 per day. As of February of this year, the number has risen to 22 per day. We can no longer ignore it.
It's a damn shame that Charli XCX isn't a household name by now. Having written Icona Pop's "I Love It," Aitchison has positioned herself as an emerging British pop star.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While it can be daunting for some, I find myself loving the seemingly exponential emergence of new film distribution...
In an era where there is too much noise, authenticity is now king, engagement is the new barometer for successful capitalism and the smart phone is now the television, phone and computer. In an ocean of information, streams of influence are powerful.
"Storytelling" has been marketing's go-to buzzword for a couple years running. And rightfully so. A well-told story that draws on the interests of its audience has the power to connect customers emotionally to your brand and make you unforgettable.
Anyone hoping to find the next new standout consumer tech star at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Conference was probably disappointed. But this doesn't necessarily mean tech has reached a plateau.
Let's begin with this: I am not a road-tripper. If I'm forced to drive alone for any longer than an hour there's a very real chance that I'll fall asleep at the wheel.
The geometry of reconciliation: Shane Carruth (Jeff) and Amy Seimetz (Kris) embody the infinity symbol (lemniscape), a recurring motif in this lumino...