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
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
Sarah Cass Off the grid in a way that seems straight-up exotic. Once upon a time, during a fateful South by Southwest a few years back, I was stuck in a situation where my band's van was toast and we were not able to buy a new one or...Show More Summary
We're already in love with Space Station 76, the retro scifi dark comedy that debuted earlier this year at South by Southwest. Before the movie gets a general release, check out the 1970s-fueled goofiness of its trailer. Read more.....
"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke,Show More Summary
South By Southwest (SXSW) 2015 is now accepting artists showcase applications. This edition runs Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas. All applications must be submitted no later than October 10th. Fes are $33 for early submissions, $45 after September 12, 2014. Show More Summary
Milk jars are the Pringles can of the animal world. Everywhere in the northern half of the country thinks it has the best summers in the nation (people in the South & Southwest like their summers, too, but they know it's hot). Wisconsin...Show More Summary
If you have any pre-awareness of the film Frank, opening in August, after a Sundance premiere and a screening at South by Southwest that garnered both raves and befuddled reviews, it’s probably this: it’s the movie where Michael Fassbender wears a giant fake papier maché head. … Read More
In Silicon Valley, vision often trumps reality. That helped one mysterious startup become an overnight "Google Glass competitor." It's raining, and commuting to Austin's Hyatt Regency from the main stage at South by Southwest requires a half-mile walk over a busy overpass. Show More Summary
by Jill Stanek There is a mesmerizing time-lapse video at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, that in four minutes shows the North’s four-year takeover of the South during the Civil War (screen shots above – view a video clip here). I was reminded of that video…
AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," a 10-episode drama about the dawn of the personal computing revolution premiering Sunday (June 1), previewed its pilot for an audience of techies at South by Southwest in March.It was a swing for the fences, and it connected big.None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak moderated the post-screening panel. Show More Summary
It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary
Noted wearer of PBR pants Bill Murray is known for his idiosyncratic public appearances. Whether he's crashing a kickball game in a park or bartending at South by Southwest, he's likely to appear seemingly out of nowhere, before disappearing as quickly as he came (entire blogs are dedicated to documenting this). Show More Summary
Edward Snowden has discussed his NSA surveillance leaks and their implications with magazines, foreign media and South by Southwest attendees, but a chat with an American TV outlet has proven elusive. However, that all changes next week: NBC has...
One of the more underrated films that premiered at the South by SouthWest Film Festival back in March was the Australian true crime film The Mule, a collaboration between Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson, which has just been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution.
Another year, another set of South by Southwest Win30s champions. In case you’ve been living under a rock that hasn’t been receiving any SxSW signal (is that even possible?!) startups pitched our official Win30s team with short video pitches, and …
Two bi-coastal brothers, who normally worked together from opposite ends of the continent, came together at the mid-point city of Austin last March for the South by Southwest music festival after being invited by the organizers. Originally formed in 2010, Wildlife Control is Neil Shah, based in Brooklyn, and his brother, Sumul Shah, headquartered 3,000 [...]Show More Summary
Musician Esme Patterson and a key collaborator. After a whirlwind of music discoveries at South by Southwest music fest last month, I'm happy dish up this month's heaping helping of new feminist-friendly music I can't stop listening to! 1. Show More Summary
The new application, Swarm, divide's Foursquare's recommendations biz from its friend-finding engine. Foursquare famously launched at South By Southwest in 2009 to some serious techie fanfare. The concept of "checking in" to a business to find your friends was a radical innovation in mobile that, slowly, dozens of millions of users came to use. Read Full Story
Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments from numerous Twitter users. Show More Summary