Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is a busy man these days, but he stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge in Austin at SXSW on Monday to talk about his new TV network, his passion for inspiring others and to offer some advice to young filmmakers.
The idea of SXSW as a metaphor for the growth and overwhelming abundance of the web is more than apt. No matter how you cut it, the volume of panels, talks, conversations, parties, gatherings, bands, and food trucks is hard to manage.
Data represents a "societal nervous system," which provides information that we are either consciously or subconsciously aware of. The analysis of that data, who utilizes it, and for which purposes, determines its usefulness.