Tag Archives: SXSW

Using Innovation for Good at SXSW

The interactive-film-music conference juggernaut SXSW (South by SouthWest) comes around early March and this year I and Emad Tahtouh are lucky enough to be panelists. Reactive and Finch will present together our joint work for ‘The Most Powerful Arm‘. In the panel ‘Using Innovation for Good‘ we discuss the possibilities of using innovation and experimental technology for worthy causes.

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And best of all, you can participate by tweeting question that will be written in real time by ‘The Most Powerful Arm’ robot itself, live, in the room! Use the hashtag #SXSWArm and it shall turn into words on paper.

The Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented

The Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented

Here are the details of Emad’s and my panel: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP22776

Tim and Emad at IAB Mixx Awards

If you happen to attend the interactive part of SXSW, please connect with us on SXSW’s social platform and/or say hi at our panel.

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I am also currently piecing together my own schedule of favourite events, which you can publicly see here. Maybe we can match interests or share interesting events:
http://schedule.sxsw.com/user_events/628a38f5b2d3793e35cb91f72719527cabe74cd0

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Why Agencies should behave like start ups

Probably one of the best panels at SXSW was the one on agency structure and how to bring about a sustainable level of  innovation. And work with talent rather than resources, project based rather than on retainers and hybrid roles rather than high specialisation. See the inspiring sketch notes from the talk featuring among others Rei Inamoto (AKQA) and Kevin Systrom (Instagram). More sketch notes after the jump.

Sketch notes from SXSW panel on 'agencies as start ups'

Sketch notes from SXSW panel on 'agencies as start ups'

SXSW outcome: Need more BIG TYPE presentations!

Have you noticed some of the SXSW “highlights” working their way through services like slideshare, 12seconds or dodgeball foursquare? I myself wouldn’t mind attending the “rock out with your geek out” fest in Austin someday. But when I do, I hope I don’t have to sit through a presentation like this one:

It was highlighted in slideshare’s newsletter as a must read presentation – I call this BIG TYPE drivel (unless Little Media Brian and his personal delivery was absolutely on fire that day). Of course nobody needs to be a designer or typographer in order to write a presentation. Still, when the only times BIG TYPE gets broken up is when meaningful bits are set in bold to make you consider their deep and interconnected meaning I get the shivers. May I suggest playing preso ever-green Right Here to underscore the heftiness of these statements?

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