Empire Control Room
"...Puddicombe joins a roster of SXSW 2016 speakers that includes MBAs Across America CEO and opening keynote Casey Gerald, world traveller and food expert Anthony Bourdain, Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant, Vox media CEO Jim Bankoff, and Facebook global director for diversity Maxine Williams (as announced in the first and second rounds of speakers)...."
"...Just yesterday SXsports announced it will feature NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Today they reveal a handful of Interactive speakers “curated to highlight some of the hot topics at SXSW 2016.”..."
"...Today, the largest game company is actually located in China. And In 2016/2017, China is going to become the largest gaming market in the world,” said Juuso Myllyrinne..."
"...On his New York Times blog, FiveThirtyEight, and in his 2012 book, The Signal and the Noise, Silver makes a case for data as a valuable intuitive tool, one that can predict everything from elections to flu epidemics. (FiveThirtyEight's March 1 post pondered whether Texas could become a blue state by 2016.) Silver noted which events are hardest to predict (the Oscars) and explained why the Cubs are cursed (their fans show up no matter what, therefore ensuring they won't ever get better)...."
"...Bands drop out, films have technical issues, panelists and moderators oversleep. However, the festival has announced that two panels scheduled for SXSW Interactive 2016 have been canceled over security concerns...."
"...Wondering whether your panel has been picked for SXSWedu? Wait no longer. The education-centric segment of the SXSW family has announced its first round of panels and speakers for 2016...."
"...For 2016, the Gaming Expo moves back to the Austin Convention Center. Datewise it leaves the confines of SXSW Interactive and moves to March 17-19, smack dab in the middle of the Music and Film fests..."
"...It could make them worse. That’s why it was so disappointing when an approved SXSW Interactive 2016 panel called “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games,” a discussion of harassment online and in gaming and how developers might improve the status quo, was abruptly canceled by the Festival amid numerous violent threats made against the panelists and to SXSW directly..."
"...The intrepid mayor of Newark will speak at SXSW Interactive about how he’s harnessed social media to speak directly to his constituents. Of course, his most storied act – the one that set superhero meme-makers aflame – was more, erm, P2P IRL than any Twitter blast sent out from the politician who tops the shortlist of prospective 2016 presidential candidates..."
"...2016 Dewey Winburne Community Service Honorees: Kara Andrade Richard Bbaale Maria Rose Belding Emile Cambry Jr. Robi Damelin Ali Gohar Marissa Jennings Meghana Reddy Marty Tenenbaum Priya Verma..."
"...Firpo Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Shot on location in Greece, January 2016..."
"...London rapper Jay Prince, not to be confused with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO and SXSW 2016 keynoter J. Prince, has been keeping his Soundcloud page stocked with hot verses for a few years, but it was last fall’s 8-track EP Beautiful Mercy that took his game to the next level..."
"...Fun Fun Fun Fest is now owned by real estate billionaires ... Welcome to Austin 2016! Transmission Events, Austin's most trusted independent concert promoters, fractured when owners Graham Williams and James Moody surrendered the company to investors Stratus Properties, who wanted to shift focus away from live music..."