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.
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!)
Photo by Joe.
A moment with sixfoot6 Ryan, remembering bradlands Brad.
Photos by whatnot Ari.
Another photo, from Min Jung.
And a couple from Alison bluishorange:
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)
Ann Larie and I (photo by Lila)
Photo by Ann Larie
Photo by Ann Larie
Photo of me with Phil Gyford and Tom Coates by thatcanadiangirl.
Photos by Kristin:
Photo by Andrew Huff:
Photos by M-D:
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
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