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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Extreme GPS: Limits of Security & Precision to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    GPS has its limits. My students and I at the University of Texas Radionavigation Lab work to find them. For 20 years, GPS was so reliable it became navigation and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. The Economy of the GIF to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    From the oogachaka baby to Nyan Cat, the graphics interchange format, better known as the GIF, has come a long way since the days of floppy discs. The modern-day GIF ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  3. NASA: Sharing Space to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The nation's space agency has embraced the use of social media to reach out, engaging new audiences in new ways and giving people behind-the-scenes access to areas rarely seen by ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Ninjaneering: Where Fine Art meets High Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As an exploration of the intersection of art and technology, the panel will present and discuss several large-scale sculptures that strongly leverage various forms of engineering. Consisting of a mix ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  2. 2012: Year of the GLI.TC/H to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    What happens when accidents become the building blocks of the art-making process? Glitches point toward new ways of seeing the world, an echo or document of the technology, politics and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  3. Brand Fans, the New Brand Marketers to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Before Time's Person of the Year was “You” – a corporate powerhouse was already putting “You” in control. Since 2006, PepsiCo has been at the forefront of crowdsourcing – letting ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Crowd-Sourcing the Space Frontier to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Space promises enormous opportunities to those who first explore it. Can we all be part of this endeavor? Will you be part of it? With the arrival of the crowd-sourcing ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  5. Show&Smell 2: Marketing Experiences Beyond Visual to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Back by popular demand! Building on last year's packed Show & Smell showcase combining inspiring emerging technologies and sensory marketing, this hands-on crowd experience of leading edge technologies, continues to ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  6. 3D Fashion: Nonstop Innovation in Production & Fit to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    3D technologies of all forms are evolving at a rapid pace and quickly expanding its uses in the Fashion industry. This panel will show, not just discuss, how constant advancements ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  7. Brainstorming Technology First to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    This talk will show you how to brainstorm new ideas, products, campaigns, and services using a technology-first approach. In the past, you might have brainstormed using a blank canvas approach. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  8. Digital Telepathy: When Every Thing Connects to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Once upon a time, our phone, the fridge and TV were distinct devices, manufactured in distinctly different environments. Not anymore. Today, our devices share technologies in an unprecedented manner. We ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  9. Innovation U.— Getting Great Ideas Out the Door to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As president of The University of Texas at Austin, Bill Powers has become a thought leader on the role of the research institution in our rapidly transitioning economy. He rejects ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  10. Beyond UXD: Transforming Experience Through Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everybody is talking about user experience design, but what does experience actually mean? And how can we work with experience in design? Experience is what we do and what we ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  11. Creative Collaboration Using an Open Source Model to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The availability of open source libraries and frameworks has spawned rapid explorations in new expressional forms and has provided a common environment for collaboration between artists and creators. Further the ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  12. Design & Science: More Than a Pretty Picture to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Many people think of science as abstract and numerical. But most of science is remarkably visual. Design plays an important role in science communication, but it's more than just creating ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  13. Why Your Brain Needs Negative Feedback to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    There is beauty in the brain's electric, neural storm when it knows what you're doing just isn't good enough. Yet many people abhor criticism, direct conflict resolution, or a task ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  14. Anarchist to Sell-Out: Punks Make Better CEOs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Nathan Martin is the CEO of innovation studio Deeplocal, best known for the creation of the Nike Chalkbot street painting robot seen at the Tour de France. Before working for ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  15. Curbing Crime with Data Extraction & Ontologies to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Human activity – good and bad, legal and criminal, ethical and unethical – has become increasingly bound up in data-driven systems. For organizations of all kinds – government, non-profit, businesses ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  16. New Aging: Design for the Older Gets Wiser to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    We are aging but are we aging well? There are currently 17,000 nursing homes in America, and the same number of reasons not to move into them. These facilities could ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  17. New Opportunities for Hardware Innovators to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In a world where VCs often shy away from funding hardware inventions, entrepreneurs are finding new ways to ensure hardware innovation makes a comeback. Start-ups were afforded new flexibility in ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  2. Beyond Hubble: NASA's Next Great Telescope (JWST) to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be the most ambitious telescope ever constructed. Hubble's tennis court-sized successor will be 100 times more powerful and orbit far beyond Earth's Moon, where ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  3. Crowdsourced Small Volume Vehicle Manufacturing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Local Motors has pioneered how to achieve crowd-powered design and development of complex cyber-mechanical devices. In short, we have crowd-sourced the first production cars in the world. Further, we have ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Going Graphic with the News to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Enough of caped crusaders, crazed criminals and post-apocalyptic kooks! Despite talk of graphic novels as a maturing, alternative art form, most of the genre is still dedicated to elementary entertainment...but ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  5. Poetry in Motion: Sound Culture & Data Mining to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Poetry, stories, and speeches aren't just what we read or what we hear - they're how we make meaning and celebrate history. Hundreds of thousands of spoken text audio files ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  6. 3D Printing for People with Disabilities to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    People with disabilities are often confined to using assistive equipment that is ugly and badly designed for their needs. Wheelchairs, crutches, handrails, vehicles, cutlery - most things in life - ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  7. Hacking the News Around the World to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Hacker journalism is going global. The Hacks/Hackers movement has spread around the world, and this panel will bring together organizers from Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.S. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  8. Idea Orphans to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    People spend a lot of time thinking about their ideas. It's impossible not to. Because ideas live in the same place they are born: inside our heads. In fact, the ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  9. Slap My Words Up: Language in the Digital World to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    If technology is a pimp, our language is its favorite bitch. The tricks that our words are asked to turn on the streets of social media and online publishing are ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

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