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Tech Guru to Close SXSW Interactive
Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe to speak at 2016 fest
DAILY SXSW  September 21, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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)...."

SXSW Interactive Announces Several Featured Speakers
You have seven months to let this sink in
DAILY Screens  July 28, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...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.”..."

SXSW Interactive: Androids and Future Life
The future is here, and it looks a whole lot like a human
DAILY SXSW  March 13, 2016, by Jessi Cape


SXSW Interactive: History of Easter Eggs
Hidden surprises in games help players notice the little details
DAILY SXSW  March 14, 2015, by Ashley Moreno
"...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..."

SXSW Interactive: Innovation vs. Regulation in Austin
Local officials weigh in on the Uber/Lyft debate
DAILY SXSW  March 12, 2016, by Ashley Moreno


SXSW Interactive Conference Quick Cuts
Statistician Nate Silver on more data, more problems
Screens Story  March 15, 2013, by Audra Schroeder
"...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)...."

SXSW Cancels Panels, Cites Safety Threats
Harassment panel pulled; BuzzFeed threatens boycott
DAILY SXSW  October 27, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

The Bumpy Road to SXSW's Online Harassment Summit
Learning the hard way
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Nina Hernandez


SXSWedu Announces 2016 Speakers
Autism thought leader Temple Grandin to deliver keynote speech
DAILY News  October 23, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

SXSW Film Announces Keynotes
Fest releases full schedule, plus convergence details
DAILY SXSW  February 16, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
DAILY Screens  February 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Gaming Changes Dates and Location
The Expo moves back to the Convention Center
DAILY Screens  July 14, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

Gaming, SXSW, and Women
No official response yet from SXSW about rescheduling panels
DAILY News  October 28, 2015, by Nina Hernandez
"...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..."

Newark Mayor (and Stealth Superhero?) Cory Booker Booked for SXSW
Social-media savvy mayor to speak at Interactive
DAILY Screens  February 21, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

SXSW Announces Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards
Ten individuals recognized for blending technology and service
DAILY Screens  November 19, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

SXSW: Virtual Reality Porn
Needless to say, there was a line to try it out
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2016, by Ashley Moreno


SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

SXSW Expands Music Festival
Pussy Riot speaker announced along with badge latitude
DAILY Music  July 25, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


SXSW Music News: Thursday/Friday
Ready for the weekend? Tonight’s top picks
DAILY SXSW  March 18, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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..."

Playback: Biggest Austin Music Stories of 2016
Looking back on the biggest Music news headlines of the year
Music Column  December 22, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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..."

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