We were lucky enough to have Phil Gilbert, GM of IBM Austin Design Studio speak at Ravensbourne last month, and naturally while he was in London we asked to visit the Design Studio in Austin. On the first day of… Read more ›
This article covers the highlights of SXSW Interactive 2014, including Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Michael Dell, Mark Cuban, Kevin Bacon, Bitcoin, 3D printing, Google Glass, Oculus Rift and Bruce Sterling!
The security theme at SXSW Interactive 2014 continued with the hightest-profile session of all – CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden giving his thoughts on the theme from his exile in Russia. Read a full report here.
The most major theme at SXSW Interactive 2014 was the growing concern about Internet security in the wake of the Edward Snowden allegations. A series of sessions with key players were on the schedule, with the first major one being… Read more ›
The festival this year feels VERY different. Different students, different keynotes, different weather and a lot more familiar. This time around we seem to know more people – it’s more about seeing friends and clients and re-establishing links to strengthen relationships. The… Read more ›
I went to a lot of game sessions and talks at SXSW, but one of my favourites by far was the NASA one. Before I went to SXSW I had no clue just how active NASA are outside of the ‘space’ business.… Read more ›
I love cats!!! I don’t try to hide this fact, nor do I pretend that this obsession is not, in fact, a little weird. However this is okay because in the world of the Web the majority of the Internet users… Read more ›
LEGO‘s “Shut up and take my money” panel at SXSW was the story of LEGO’s Cuusoo site, its first attempt at crowdsourcing. Set up as a Japan-only beta in 2008, the site allows fans to submit ideas for LEGO sets… Read more ›
So. I’m back from SXSW and probably half a stone heavier, definitely lacking sleep and with a head full of ideas, contacts and new experiences. So what was the point? My aim as a Business Development Manager was to meet… Read more ›
OUYA‘s founder Julie Uhrman provided one of the most controversial keynote panels at SXSW. If you happened to sleep through most of 2012, OUYA leapt to fame last year for its hugely successful call for funds on Kickstarter.com. Looking for… Read more ›
Space was a recurring theme at SXSW, with NASA hosting a number of sessions. In his keynote interview, however, Elon Musk painted the most viable future for man’s exploration of the Solar System and beyond. One of the founders of… Read more ›
My trip at SXSW has been very game orientated, partly because I love games but mostly because that might be the area I want to work in. The day before we left SXSW I went to a heckerthon where attendees were… Read more ›
One of the secret gems of SXSW was the interview of the infamous Kim Dotcom by Charles Graeber of Wired magazine. Graeber is writing a book about the Megaupload prosecution, so knows the case well. Kim Dotcom is currently under… Read more ›
One of Ravensbourne’s key focuses of study is how stories are now being told across multiple platforms, generally called transmedia. There was a rather significant panel at SXSW on a new venture in this area, called Defiance, which is both… Read more ›
We were told that the parties were the best thing at SXSW. Not just for the free bars, free food or drink – the secret is they are the best way to meet people. Last night we went to two very… Read more ›