SXSW Interactive 2013 Day 3: The big names, big sightings and panels
Sunday was a big day for sightings and panels at SXSWi. Jeffrey Tambor got told to wait outside a venue, Shaq literally picked up an Austin360 reporter, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer hung out with Peter Sagal and Rachel Maddow loosened up for some Q&A
It’s the last day of SXSW Interactive and we’re swinging into the Music portion of the fest. Expect to see more skinny jeans, band T-shirts and guitar cases around the Austin Convention Center. Film, of course, continues with screenings throughout the fest. But hey, the geeks have one more day.
The gist: The future: a little scary, but mostly full of really mind-boggling innovation that can, improbably, be plotted by people like Kurzweil, an author most closely associated with speech technology and the artificial intelligence concept of “The Singularity.”
When we mentioned last week in a link roundup that homeless individuals would be walking around offering 4G wireless hotspot access at South by Southwest Interactive, we had a feeling it would get some attention and attract some criticism.
Humorist, The Onion director of digital and “How To Be Black” author Baratunde Thurston essentially did a stand-up comedy act — a very skilled, well-received one — as the opening keynote speaker for South by Southwest Interactive.