Category: SXSW 2014

The iceberg that haunts my SXSW Interactive conversations

The thing I have to remember about the conversations that I have at SXSW Interactive about what people are up to and their latest projects is this. I am only hearing the successful parts of their lives, the head of the swan that is above the waterline. Underneath that graceful and successful body, the ungainly legs are paddling furiously, getting caught up in weeds, and disturbing the mud at the bottom of the lake. So when I think about what I’m doing, I have to remember I’m not comparing like with like. The failures and knock-backs that I receive, the

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Announcing the 7th SXSW Baby Social Breakfast

Okay, so a little bit last minute, but hey, isn’t that the Southby way? Now that I’ve made it to Austin and caught up with the rest of the  SXSW Baby! team, everyone has been asking if we’re organising our regular breakfast on the Saturday morning of Interactive at Magnolia Cafe (South Congress), I guess it’s time to make it official. This year’s ‘SXSW Social Breakfast‘ will be on Saturday March 8th, starting at 8am at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress. Everyone is welcome, and the SXSW Baby! team will be there so make sure to say hi! A big thank you as always to the staff

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The Austin Connection

While this is the fifteenth airline leg so far this year, the current episode of ‘Where’s Ewan This Week?’ has nothing to do with the Eurovision Song Contest (okay, almost nothing, Manga are in town and I might bump into the boys in a Turkish bar). I’m en route to Austin, Texas, for my ninth trip to South by Southwest. This is actually a strange feeling. The last few trips (Finland, Estonia, and especially Latvia) have felt like real adventures, to new locations (or in the case of Helsinki, seeing far more of the city and the surrounding suburbs than

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The SXSW Music Sampler for 2014 is now available

Over on SXSW Baby!, the annual 80 track sampler of the SXSW Music Festival has just been posted. Covering a wide range of musical styles, sounds, genres, and performers all playing in Austin this week and next, it brings together YouTube videos, Soundcloud clips, and other media in one handy file for you to unzip and pop on your current ‘device with an MP3 player’. DOWNLOAD the SXSW Baby! “Best of SXSW 2014″ sampler Mega.co.nz link (314 Mb) I wanted to create some great moments when listening to the songs, to have the music flow into each other, to have

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