Opportunities abound – an article for Arts Professional

This was an article about my recent experience at SXSW for a general arts audience.  It was first published in ArtsProfessional 235, 11 April 2011. www.artsprofessional.co.uk ‘South by Southwest’ (SXSW) began life as a music festival. Running each year in Austin, Texas, it has subsequently grown to include film and interactive elements, and today the interactive [...]

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Notes from SXSW 2011: hallway meetings, informal events and having a really good time

I wrote a summary of my SXSW experience over on my personal blog: It was striking to see so many companies move into the real-life space – it seemed like everyone was peddling apps designed for mass-market non-technical users to interact with on the go. People don’t seem to be focusing on early adopters any [...]

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SXSW panel

One of the main reasons we were at SXSW this week was to host a session called Edinburgh, Austin & the Future of Festivals.  We shall be sharing much more fully about our experiences in Austin but while we wait for that, you can see the #edfests hashtag for some of the commentary generated.

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#sxsw Conversation with @marcusromer

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#sxsw Day 2

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SXSW begins…

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Edinburgh vs Austin – festivalslab to speak at SXSW 2011!

We’re delighted to announce that festivalslab will be speaking at this year’s South by Southwest this March out in Austin, TX.   The session will be called Edinburgh, Austin & the future of festivals and has the following description: With a history stretching back over sixty years, Edinburgh is the world’s festival city and today [...]

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