The Chron on SXSW Interactive
The Chronicle’s preview of SXSW Interactive 2006 was published today. The online version begins here. One piece, “The Consequences of Getting Personal”, is a conversation with the Blogher founders. Blogher was arguably the hottest conference/movement to emerge last year. Another promising session: Designing for Global and Local Play, moderated by the curve-hopping danah body, who’s been living the future of interactive technology for years now while researching social networks asa PhD student at UC-Berkeley.
I didn’t see it mentioned in the Chron’s articles, but there’s also a whole track of sessions on Digital Convergence, coordinated via the Texas Technology Corridor’s Digital Convergence Initiative. (DIsclosure: I worked on that track, so this is a shameless plug.)
The trick with this year’s Interactive Festival will be keeping up with all the compelling subjects and speakers. Even keeping up with the BLOGS about it all will be tough. One great resource: the SXSW Community Blog.