SXSWi

Coming soon: SXSW VR Line Simulator – It’s like you’re really standing in line for an event you’ll never see!

features include:

  • awkward small talk about “what you do”
  • false hope as you approach the door only to discover you’re the first person not making it in
  • anger and jealousy as other users’ avatars cut ahead of you
  • the knowledge you could’ve just stayed home and searched twitter for links to the presentation decks
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Want to lead the next generation? Stop by our booth on the JW Marriott Floor at the #SXSWi job market! We’ll be here today and tomorrow from 10am-6pm.

Social Imprints is a company that employees at-risk adults. 95% of their workforce is made up of ex-offenders, recovering addicts, people with less thana high school education, and returning veterans.

They are a full service printing company that prints t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc.

Based in San Francisco, a lot of Social Imprints’s clients are in tech which is why Daniel Phifer, a salesman for Social Printing, says they continue to come to SXSW.

In a trade show filled with marketing tactics related to donating money in exchange for a tweet, Social Imprints stands out as making doing good as an essential part of their business model.

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Watch our conversation with Oscar-winner Jared Leto at last year’s SXSWi conference in Austin.

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

- The Internet took capitalism an turbocharged it
- The dot com crashed because we stopped leaning into the millennium and speculatin and started looking at what things were worth now
- Technology gives more choice
- The five syndromes of present shock
- One, narrative collapse, can’t tell stories without time
- Linear time is replaced by gaming, real time rewards
- Two, digiphrenia, unmanageable multiple instances of self
- Three, overwinding, compress huge timespans into one little moment
- Black Friday
-Industrial age money is money with time in it
- Trying to find more time in our stock market we invented algorithms
- Four, fractalnoia, can’t make sense of things so we draw arbitrary lines between things
- The real skill to have in the digital age is pattern recognition
- We can no longer parse cause and effect
- Five, appocalypto, fear of the immediate future

SXSW on Tumblr: The Tumblr Community’s Own Recs  

As SXSW 2014 officially kicks off today with SXSWi and Film (Music comes a little later), we thought we’d see what Tumblr had to say about it. Here’s the take from Tumblr users on what you should do and see while in ATX: 

And you might keep an eye out for Maddie while you’re in town, too.