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Families of victims of fatal Texas festival crash sue organizers

last weekNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - Families of the victims and survivors of a fatal March crash outside the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin sued the organizers on Thursday, according to court documents and local media. Four people died at this...Show More Summary

SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

The drunk driving crash that left four people dead and almost two dozen injured at this year’s South By Southwest is now being brought to court. The Associated Press reports that seven lawsuits have been filed against the organizations who put together the festival, accusing them of serious safety lapses that led to Rashad Owens [...]

SXSW 2015: Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver film keynotes

As her new film "Selma" begins to surge in the year-end awards race on its way to a Christmas Day opening, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was announced today as keynote speaker for the upcoming South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. The festival runs March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.

‘Selma’s’ Ana DuVernay, Wu-Tang’s RZA To Keynote SXSW Film Conference

The South By Southwest Film Conference has named two more keynote speakers for next spring's gathering in Austin: Ava DuVernay, the writer/director of Selma, and RZA, the rapper turned actor and film-score composer. RZA, a co-founder...Show More Summary

Official: Mazda Miata Livery Design Contest in Forza Horizon 2

If you're into video games, creativity, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and South by Southwest, then there's a contest in Forza Horizon 2 you'll want to know about. Called the Livery Design Contest, your job is to head to Xbox Live sometime before midnight on January 4, 2015 and design a paint job for the 1994 Miata in the game. Show More Summary

Medical Technology Hits the 2015 SXSW Agenda

SXSW, one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated annual festivals in the world, is putting medical technology in the spotlight next year. According to Austin’s Business Journal, the annual South By Southwest convention is adding a new medical technology track of programming to the SXSW Interactive side of its spring festival which will be […]

Second Round of Artists Hoping To Make Their Mark on SXSW Music 2015

Earlier this morning, South by Southwest (SXSW) Music announced the second round of artists invited to perform at the 29th edition of the Music Conference and Festival. This list is subject to change and only represents a small portion of the artists slated for SXSW 2015. Show More Summary

Newswire: NOFX’s Fat Mike assaults fan on stage, apologizes on Twitter

“Fat Mike” Burkett, the mohawked, 47-year-old lead singer of NOFX, is no stranger to onstage controversy. In 2010, he appeared at South By Southwest as Cokie The Clown, an alter ego that caused a stir when the audience was made to believe it took shots of Fat Mike’s urine. Show More Summary

Mary J. Blige surprised FADER Fort, debuted a new song (pics), made a video for her Disclosure/Sam Smith collab

photos by Bao Nguyen Like South by Southwest, CMJ can start the campaign for a new pop product. On an album due in December, the R&B singer Mary J. Blige has been reinventing her music in sessions with London producers...

Maritime Robot on Mission South of England

The ASV C-Enduro embarked on a robotics mission along with six other unmanned marine vessels off the southwest of England. Selected to take part by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC),

Texas Startups Dish Their Favorite Austin Eats

There's more to the Austin startup scene than South by Southwest. During the rest of the year when the city isn't awash with visitors and entertainment and tech moguls, Austin possesses a thriving startup scene that has launched a number...Show More Summary

MARK CUBAN: I Only Have 13 Apps On My Phone

We caught up with billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban during South by Southwest Interactive in Austin. Our first question: what apps does the "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner have on his smartphone? His answer will surprise you. Produced by Graham Flanagan. FOLLOW BI VIDEO: on Twitter. Join the conversation about this story »

‘Print the Legend’, A Documentary About the Rise of Consumer 3D Printer Companies

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Print the Legend is a new documentary directed by Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel that examines the rise of consumer 3D printer manufacturers like MakerBot, 3D Systems and FormLabs. The film, which debuted at South by Southwest, will be distributed exclusive through Netflix. image via Print the Legend

Creative, Painless Networking For The Networking Averse

L'Oreal executive Rachel Weiss is fantastically well-connected, but somehow, it doesn't look like a chore. Here's how she does it. "I love South by Southwest," exclaims Rachel Weiss, VP of digital strategy and innovation at L'Oreal USA. Show More Summary

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of “real name policies.” Sex workers are using social media, not only to talk to fans, but to talk to each other, to create community while still maintaining a level [...]

OASIS at SXSW: An Asking Thing

4 months agoTechnology : ASCII

Every time I’ve spoken at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, I’ve always had someone else arranging all the details, including the panel and the attendant responsibilities of getting it to pass muster. This time, however, I’ve put together something neat, and the process needs, nay, requires you to really get out there […]

Text analytics applied to applications of things like text analytics

South by Southwest (SXSW) uses a web-based voting method to choose panels, and so Jason Baldridge took a look at the titles submitted for Phil Resnik's "Putting a Real-Time Face on Polling" session,  to … see whether some straight-forward Unix commands, text analytics and natural language processing can reveal anything interesting about them. He describes the results […]

Meet ‘Wetlands,’ The Grossest Movie of 2014

Never in my life have I been so engrossed in that which is gross. That’s perhaps my second thought after seeing David Wnendt’s Wetlands at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. My first thought: “Ewww…” I wasn’t alone: Nothing at SXSW has topped Wetlands, aka Ewww Is the Warmest Color. Show More Summary

Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival

4 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Hopscotch Music Festival, which Spin likens to “South by Southwest minus the infestation of industry vermin and the clumsy bluster of corporate partyzillas.” Now in its fifth year, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based bandstravaganza is expanding its disciplinary boundaries—to the world of design. Show More Summary

Vote for Fodor's Travel to Go to the 2015 SXSW Festival

Every year in March, Austin, Texas, comes alive during South by Southwest, a highly anticipated conference/festival that focuses on film, music, and interactive technology. For the first time ever, Fodor’s Travel is being consideredShow More Summary

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