SXSW Day Four – Bruce Sterling’s Annual Rant

The last panel of SXSW Interactive was Bruce Sterling’s Rant. (Audio here). Sterling is a favorite son of Austin, and was clearly basking in the throngs of adoring fans. He spent most of his time on a few specific subjects. First, a plea for people to look seriously at Reed Hundt’s organization (Frontline Wireless) which […]

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SXSW Day Four – WorldChanging

Seeing Alex Steffen from WorldChanging.com speak was a very nice way to (begin to) wrap up SXSW, reminding me that there’s more to creativity than just cool games. (Though SPORE was really cool). Creativity – in its broadest sense – is critical to our ability to make positive change in the world. It is really […]

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SXSW Day Four – Will Wright Keynote

One of the highlights of the conference as a whole was Will Wright‘s keynote from Tuesday. Wright mixed together a demo of Spore  with some reflections on the intersections of interactive media (specifically game design) and film, in the spirit of SXSWi and SXSWf. He basically described how films are organized around empathy, and create […]

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