SXSW Interactive Announces Programming

Panels, sessions, meet ups, and more

SXSW Interactive Announces Programming

In addition to the big names announced last week – including Russell Brand, Brian Grazer, and others –  SXSW named a whole bunch of panels and speakers this morning. How many you ask? Well over 700 were named in this initial list.

We'd list all of the panels here, but we fear your browser might explode. Check out the SXSW site for the complete list. Here are a few trends, highlights, and lowlights from a scan of the entire list.

Droning On:
Cuddly Drones: When Kids Design Drones
Humanitarian Drones: Locating Vietnam Era Bombs
Drones for Good: Journalism and Crowdsourced UAVs
Drones & the Texas 500: A Live Broadcast Challenge
Wearable Drones: High-flying Fashion

Worn Out:
Beyond Wearables: Future Fabrics & Fashion Design
Smart-Everything: Wearables and Tech Convergence
Wearable Tech & Design: Cracking Mainstream Trends
iDiet; iDid-it! Losing Weight with Wearables
Wearables & the Happiness Quotient
Identity in the Future of Embeddables & Wearables

Virtual Insanity:
Crashing Oculus Rift & Hacking New VR Experiences
Virtual Reality Journalism
Suspension of Disbelief in Virtual Reality

Dirty on Purpose:
Public Partnerships & Private Parts
Porn, the Quiet Pioneer of Marketing
The Future of Porn
When Your Devices Decide to Touch You Back

Screw Fuck No, Say Shit Yeah! (Expletives alone do not make a good panel title.)
You Like Big Bucks And You Cannot Lie (Sir Mix-a-Lot is going to jump in a grave just so he can roll over in it.)
How to Take a Big Trip: Plan Your Own Gap Year (Is "gap year" what they're calling a midlife crisis these days?)
Millennials: The Unstoppable Force (Nooooooooo!!!)
Help Me Help You: Group Quantification of Self (Wha?)

And ...:
Bionic Pancreas: Getting Closer (The latest superhero has arrived!)

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