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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.

[A recording is now available]

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM in Discardia, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

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!)

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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 06:45 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW: East Side Show Room 2010

Photo by Joe.

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Posted on March 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

friends 2010

A moment with sixfoot6 Ryan, remembering bradlands Brad.

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Photos by whatnot Ari.

Another photo, from Min Jung.

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And a couple from Alison bluishorange:

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Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Try Making Yourself More Interesting - SXSW 2009 2009

Try Making Yourself More Interesting
Friday, March 13th at 05:00 PM

PRESENTERS
  • DL Byron - Bike Hugger
  • Amit Gupta - Photojojo
  • Brian Oberkirch - Small Good Thing
  • David Rees - mnftiu.cc
  • Kristina Halvorson - Brain Traffic
DESCRIPTION

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.


Notes:
No laptop so my notes are minimal:

Do epic shit.
Sustainability AND coolness.
What are the metrics that matter to you?
Awesomeness
Whose work means something to you?
Give side projects front & center time?
Focus on delicious details.
Share.

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:

Addie Broyles picked up on many of the same points I did

Notes from Daniel Slaughter

Notes from David Lee King

beautifully presented notes from daniel of Almost Daniel (who apparently could produce better course handouts than some of my past professors)

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 08:31 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (2)

32-bit Party 2009

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Ann Larie and I (photo by Lila)

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Photo by Ann Larie
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Photo by Ann Larie
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Posted on March 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW: lunch at The Boiling Pot 2009

Photo of me with Phil Gyford and Tom Coates by thatcanadiangirl.

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Posted on March 14, 2009 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW 2008 2008

Photos by Kristin:
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Photo by Andrew Huff:
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Photos by M-D:
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Posted on March 7, 2008 at 12:00 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

more SXSW 2007

First bed I recall having with my initial in the headboard

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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

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Happy at SXSW

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When do you think this was painted?

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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

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Posted on March 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM in SXSW, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

more SXSW 2007

Piano tuner at the Driskill

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A tiny hat pic for Tom

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Matt is very very serious about his tiny hat.

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Cal is a healthy lad!

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Analogies between WoW interface and standard desktop activities

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paper prototyping game dynamics

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Posted on March 12, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, games, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Online Games panel 2007

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Photo by Cal H. "Dinah asks a question at Joi/Justin/Neb's panel"

Posted on March 12, 2007 at 12:00 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW 2007

Getting corporations/universities to accessibility

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Cool art and artist at the Interactive Playpen

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I really really dig this art piece.

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More cool art in the playpen

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Really nice tower in the corner of the playpen

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The playpen in action

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An excellent ducky

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And with that, I head out to see Ze Frank host the Web Awards...

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2nd row center for web awards

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Absolutely lovely evening with Heather, Steve, Matt and Derek talking about this & that

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Posted on March 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, SXSW, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

at the 8-bit party with janeforshort 2007

Photo by wmf.

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Posted on March 10, 2007 at 12:01 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Austin 2007

That wonderful sculpture of Barbara Jordan in Austin airport

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Wasyliks!

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Fancy drink!

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buskers outside the hotel

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guy on the right's shirt says "I pick therefore I grin"

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Matt and Dinah say Hi Tom!

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at 8 bit

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Posted on March 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM in SXSW, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

t-shirt Discardia 2007

Simian Liberation Army shirt

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which had its genesis in a SXSW long ago

Design by Crazy Uncle Joe as I recall.


back of the SLA shirt

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The 5 remaining well-worn, but not recently worn Inkspot t-shirts

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from my bookstore (1994-1995) r.i.p.

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Inkspot: A damn good bookstore.

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*sigh* And it was, too.


Inkspot sign

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This is the second year incarnation when games were a bigger part of my business

Posted on March 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Discardia, friends & family, Inkspot, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Interesting art exhibit at 111 Minna tonight 2006

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a nice backdrop to a gathering of cool SXSW interactive web folk

Posted on January 16, 2006 at 12:02 PM in creativity, San Francisco, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Clues 2005

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:

Alice's Cat

Unravel, as a rope

The answers being my name and the storytelling event at which I'd just performed my "Schwag Queen" duties.

Posted on April 8, 2005 at 11:48 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (3)

conversations 2005

Photo by Jaschu.

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Posted on March 15, 2005 at 12:00 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

hanging out 2005

Photo by Kristin.

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Posted on March 15, 2005 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Just the best conference for my money 2005

I'm in Austin at SXSW. Back soon.

Having a wonderful time!

Posted on March 14, 2005 at 09:07 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (1)

Fray Cafe 5 2005

Photo by Dan Budiac.

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Photo by Amanda Udoff (rallycat!).

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Me and Wes. Me and Jaschu. Photos and lip prints by Min-Jung.

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Posted on March 14, 2005 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinner at Mekong River 2005

Photo by Wes.

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Photo of Leia, me, and Josh by Amanda U.

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Posted on March 13, 2005 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

attending sessions 2005

Photo by Jonas.

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Posted on March 13, 2005 at 12:00 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW: Kick! 2005

Photo by M-D.

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Posted on March 12, 2005 at 12:02 PM in friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

at SXSW 2005

Photo by jaschu.

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Posted on March 12, 2005 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

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