Presentation on Discardia at SXSW 2012
I was very pleased to present about my book Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff today at SXSW. There were at least 100 people in attendence and I had a line—a big line!—for my book signing, which made me feel really great. So glad to be able to do this and have it go well.
SXSW's YouTube channel 2010
Wishing SXSW's YouTube channel made it easier to get to just the Interactive conference content. (Also: hella good job on quality & quick to web, gang!)
SXSW: East Side Show Room 2010
Photo by Joe.
A moment with sixfoot6 Ryan, remembering bradlands Brad.
Another photo, from Min Jung.
And a couple from Alison bluishorange:
Try Making Yourself More Interesting - SXSW 2009 2009
Try Making Yourself More Interesting
Friday, March 13th at 05:00 PM
- DL Byron - Bike Hugger
- Amit Gupta - Photojojo
- Brian Oberkirch - Small Good Thing
- David Rees - mnftiu.cc
- Kristina Halvorson - Brain Traffic
There are no cheat codes for community. No Charles Atlas shortcuts to make your pet project the one to rule them all. Want people to think you're awesome? Be awesome. This panel promises a bullshit-free look at how you might tune out the jibber jabber, tune in to those who matter, put your head down and make your online service a little bit more epic each day. We'll dissect Bike Hugger, Photojojo, Metafilter, and other examples of Web charm for what *you* can do. Today, and tomorrow. And the day after. Which is how you will become what you want to be.
No laptop so my notes are minimal:
Do epic shit.
Sustainability AND coolness.
What are the metrics that matter to you?
Whose work means something to you?
Give side projects front & center time?
Focus on delicious details.
and the Oberkirch quote everyone loved:
"I think that marketing is dead only in the way Obi-Wan Kenobi is dead."
Other folks' take on this session:
beautifully presented notes from daniel of Almost Daniel (who apparently could produce better course handouts than some of my past professors)
32-bit Party 2009
SXSW: lunch at The Boiling Pot 2009
Photo of me with Phil Gyford and Tom Coates by thatcanadiangirl.
SXSW 2008 2008
more SXSW 2007
First bed I recall having with my initial in the headboard
also the first one with iron cannonshot on the corners - I'll spare you the picture of the brutal bruise I got the first time walking around it while unpacking
Happy at SXSW
When do you think this was painted?
Something about the aesthetic says 1980s. I think we're just starting to get enough distance on it to see the temporal biases, especially in ideals of feminine beauty.
Would have kept the big bag if this was on it
more SXSW 2007
Piano tuner at the Driskill
A tiny hat pic for Tom
Matt is very very serious about his tiny hat.
Cal is a healthy lad!
Analogies between WoW interface and standard desktop activities
paper prototyping game dynamics
Online Games panel 2007
Getting corporations/universities to accessibility
Cool art and artist at the Interactive Playpen
I really really dig this art piece.
More cool art in the playpen
Really nice tower in the corner of the playpen
The playpen in action
An excellent ducky
And with that, I head out to see Ze Frank host the Web Awards...
2nd row center for web awards
Absolutely lovely evening with Heather, Steve, Matt and Derek talking about this & that
at the 8-bit party with janeforshort 2007
Photo by wmf.
That wonderful sculpture of Barbara Jordan in Austin airport
buskers outside the hotel
guy on the right's shirt says "I pick therefore I grin"
Matt and Dinah say Hi Tom!
at 8 bit
t-shirt Discardia 2007
Simian Liberation Army shirt
which had its genesis in a SXSW long ago
Design by Crazy Uncle Joe as I recall.
back of the SLA shirt
The 5 remaining well-worn, but not recently worn Inkspot t-shirts
from my bookstore (1994-1995) r.i.p.
Inkspot: A damn good bookstore.
*sigh* And it was, too.
This is the second year incarnation when games were a bigger part of my business
Interesting art exhibit at 111 Minna tonight 2006
Forgot to write about this last year and just got reminded of it:
On my way back from SXSW 2004 I was doing the crossword puzzle on the plane. Among the clues:
Unravel, as a rope
The answers being my name and the storytelling event at which I'd just performed my "Schwag Queen" duties.
Photo by Jaschu.
hanging out 2005
Photo by Kristin.
Just the best conference for my money 2005
I'm in Austin at SXSW. Back soon.
Having a wonderful time!
Fray Cafe 5 2005
Photo by Dan Budiac.
Photo by Amanda Udoff (rallycat!).
Me and Wes. Me and Jaschu. Photos and lip prints by Min-Jung.
Dinner at Mekong River 2005
Photo by Wes.
Photo of Leia, me, and Josh by Amanda U.
attending sessions 2005
Photo by Jonas.
SXSW: Kick! 2005
Photo by M-D.
at SXSW 2005
Photo by jaschu.