Global Voices Guide to SXSW

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Society & You - Social Critic
Sunday, 11 March 2012 11:37
SXSW night scene (2011) Credit: Biyani Photography

SXSW nightlife scene. Credit: Photography Biyani (2011)

This week in Austin, Texas, computer fans, musicians, filmmakers, creative types and ordinary revelers mix between innovative ideas and free drinks. The music festival and conference South by Southwest (SXSW) [en], now in its 25th year, began on Friday 9 March 2012 and will last until March 18. The conference consists of three main activities dedicated to music, films and interactive technology. SXSW Music [in] is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States attended by about 20,000 people.

The panels that address issues of citizen media, independent media and the intersections between technology and social change are included in the Interactive Conference from 9 to 13 March. Several friends and colleagues of Global Voices are participating in panels at SXSW Interactive.

Our interactive panel recommended

* Jillian York , author and member of the Board of Global Voices, the EFF
Sunday March 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
How to handle a social site and not have to kill users
This panel focuses on social media and security, particularly in countries where freedom of expression is limited and where to express your comments online can mean asking for a death sentence.

* Mary Joyce , a friend of Global Voices, the Meta-Activism
Sunday March 11th 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Power of the Internet: after ciberoptimismo and pessimism
The theme of the panel focuses on the contradictory effects of digital technology in power. It can be a double edged sword that hits both the oppressed and the oppressor.

* Gilad Lotan , author of Global Voices Israel, Socialflow
Tuesday March 13th 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm
The mathematics have in real-time web
Gilad will share his perspective on the influence of social microgrids to disseminate information.

A SXSW self-portrait by Rob de la Cretaz on Flickr

Rob Self SXSW on Flickr Cretaz of the March 8, 2012 (CC-BY-NC-SA)

More suggestions

Bursting your bubble: Stories from the digital frontier
Friday March 9, 2012 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The panel examines how rural netizens manage and compensate the issues of digital divide in their communities.

Social change, social work and social environment film
Friday, March 9 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This panel will share tips, tools and tactics for activists, nonprofit professionals, volunteers and creative people to promote social change through an online video documentary style.

How are affecting the XXI century tools to global power
Friday, March 9 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The panel on the impact they are representing technology and social media in the transfer of power from governments and large institutions to individuals and small institutions.

Tweeting Osama's death: the citizen journalist
Saturday March 10 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sohaib Athar, who live tweeted the assault on Osama bin Laden aa unknowingly talks about his experience on his first trip to the USA: since the death of bin Laden.

Occupying the media: people protesting 24 hours
Sunday March 11th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Give a look at the structure of the media efforts of Wall Street Occupy in the grounds of the protest camp and the tools and strategies they used to bypass the conventional media filters.

An unusual arsenal: technological tools to overthrow a tyrant
Monday 12 March 12:30 to 1:30 pm

A panel discusses how social media tools Facebook, Youtube and Twitter encouraged the Egyptian uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

We are legion: (R) Digital Evolution
Tuesday, March 13 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Writer-director Brian Knappenberger talks about the challenges of making the film WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the hacktivists (we are legion: the history of hacktivists).

Activities "unofficial" and unpaid

Although the SXSW conference is aimed at people who have paid a credential, several curators have compiled lists online free activities to assist people without the credential. The Unofficial Guide to SXSW [in] is an easy to use calendar with free activities for SXSW. Sanfranfreesco, the board [in] San Francisco of free activities and fun in the Bay Area of California has taken up the cause of SXSW. Your listings can be filtered with a series of searches and the availability of free drinks, music and promotions. They can also be found on Twitter @ FreeSXSW . Twitter user @ SXSWPartylist also supports the virtues of free SXSW.

The official SXSW conference has also organized some free activities [in], including a weekend concert in the Auditorium Shores [in] featuring The Shins , Counting Crows and The Cult [at all]. For three days, between 9 and 11 March, ScreenBurn Arcade [in] gives game fans the latest releases of video games. Moviegoers can participate in a nostalgic trip to the subculture of Austin in the early 90's, and attend Slacker 2011 [in] as has been reimagined 24 Austin filmmakers 20 years after the movie Slacker [in] of Richard Linklater , is inserted into the extravagant original town mentality.

Written by Gina Cardenas · Translated by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · View original post [en] · Comments (0)
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