SXSW Interactive Announces 2013 Programming
Hundreds of names drop in ramp-up to SXSWi 2013
By Kimberley Jones,
12:40PM, Mon. Oct. 15, 2012
Let's talk about sex, statistics, social media, new media, and more.
Okay, "more" is a little vague; if you want clarity, you might consult the tag cloud SXSW generated from accepted PanelPicker sessions. For even further clarity, there's the just-announced Featured Sessions speakers to sift through, touching on topics from 15-minute-orgasms to genetic science and so much noise.
Cindy Gallop, who wants to reinvent the way we have sex, and how we watch how we watch other people have it, too, with the beta launch of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv;
orgasmic meditation guru Nicole Daedone (OneTouch: "World Leaders in Orgasm");
The New York Times' David Carr (if new media is a battlefield, Carr's leading the charge);
FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver (The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't), that forecasting machine and, judging by my Facebook feed, something of a nerd-heartthrob, too;
IndieGoGo cofounder Slav Rubin;
teledildonics and carnal technology expert Laura Duncan;
the face of the four-hours-for-the-win brand Timothy Ferriss (The Four-Hour Body, The Four-Hour Work Week);
DNA decoder Sam Kean (The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written by Our Genetic Code);
and Austin's own John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods and co-author of January title Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.
Call it a surface scratch – there are about 450 more speakers and session titles (most of 'em culled from the PanelPicker submission process) to marvel at. For more on the just-announced SXSW Interactive programming, go here.
The 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival runs March 8-12, 2013.