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March 3, 2017

That’s a Hot Mic: Shure Microphones at SXSW

Shure at SXSW

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From the big acts on the festival stage to your local dive bar around the corner, chances are you’ve seen and heard Shure products in use. Shure mics are everywhere, and when you close your eyes and think of a mic, you’re probably picturing a Shure model—the company invented the “Elvis mic” and its SM58 is the industry standard performing microphone.

Artists will be stopping by the Shure booth (#327) at the Trade Show for impromptu concerts, and the stage will be open to anyone else willing to step up to the mic! While you’re there, try out some Shure products, including the MOTIV line of digital mics for content creators. See how models like the MV88 can help you better capture every aspect of your SXSW experience.

There are many chances to claim Shure gear throughout the show, so keep an eye out for the Shure street team in “Hot mics” T-shirts, or jump in one of the sponsored pedicabs and tag Shure in a selfie for a chance to win.

Shure is honored that one of the company’s latest innovations, the KSM8 Dualdyne™ Microphone, is a finalist for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award in Music & Audio Innovation. Stop by table 17 at the Finalist Showcase on 3/12 to see how Shure “broke physics” to make one of the best-sounding performance microphones ever invented.

To keep track of all things Shure at SXSW, visit shure.com/sxsw.

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March 3, 2017

Exploring Themes In the SXSW Film Lineup: Ripped From the Headlines

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Justice and revenge are common narrative themes, but they are also very much entwined in our real lives. The SXSW lineup features both narrative and documentary films that came directly from the news. Explore the following titles to gain better knowledge of these catastrophic events.

The Blood Is At The Doorstep

(World Premiere) Director: Erik Ljung

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform as the investigation unfolds.


(World Premiere) Director: Pat Kondelis

The untold story of the summer of 2003 at Baylor University that exposes the attempted cover-up and corruption that became the most bizarre scandal in college sports history.

Most Hated Woman In America

(World Premiere) Director: Tommy O’Haver, Screenwriters: Tommy O’Haver, Irene Turner

Darkly funny, true story of the rise and untimely demise of Madeline Murray O’Hair: crank, swindler, iconoclast, and America’s most outspoken atheist. Cast: Melissa Leo, Adam Scott, Juno Temple, Vincent Kartheiser, Josh Lucas, Peter Fonda.

Stranger Fruit

(World Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Jason Pollock

What happened on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri? On that hot summer day, Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Stranger Fruit is the unraveling of what took place that day, told through the eyes of Mike Brown’s family.

Experience 9 days, 13 screens, and 250+ Films

For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Register today and explore the full 2017 lineup below.

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March 3, 2017

SXSW Music Weekly Round-up: Garth Brooks Keynote, Ryan Adams, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown

We’re down to the last week before SXSW begins, and we still have more to share with you.

We’re pleased to announce the addition of eight new conference sessions, including SXSW Keynote Garth Brooks; the multi-platinum country icon will exchange stories with Amazon’s VP of Digital Music Steve Boom. In honor of Prince, original members of Prince’s band Andre Cymone and Dez Dickerson will share memories, recollections, and insights at Birth of a Purple Nation, veteran rapper T.I. will discuss his career as it continues to hit new highs in the wake of his politically charged new material.

Let’s move focus to this week’s Showcasing Artist announcement. Highlights include R&B star Tinashe, dance-punk group !!! (Chk Chk Chk), reunited rockers Lift to Experience (who will will perform the reissue of their cult classic album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads), Ryan Adams, 2016 breakout dream-pop singer Japanese Breakfast, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, and more. We also released details for the SXSW Music Opening Party sponsored by Sensu this week – that’s set for Tuesday, March 14 at Maggie Mae’s and Maggie Mae’s Rooftop.

Many showcase announcements stood out this week too. Flip through our presented showcases like Synthesize Love with Moogfest, BBC Music, House of Vans, and more.

If your eyes are getting tired and you’d rather use your ears, we’ve got the remedy. Check the artists out on our Spotify playlist and our radio channel SXSWfm.

Time is almost up to plan out the logistics of attending and the first step is to register for a SXSW Music Badge. The badge provides you with primary access to Music Festival showcases, industry-focused Conference sessions, networking events and parties, the Trade Show, SXSW Gaming, and more, plus secondary access to most Film and Interactive events.

New 2017 Conference Additions (Music)

Music Keynote Conversation: Garth Brooks and Steve Boom
Digital Revolution: A Look at Music’s New Frontier
Birth of a Purple Nation

Featured Session: G-Funk
Conversation with DMC
Conversation with Mike Posner
Conversation with Residente
Conversation with T.I.

New 2017 Showcasing Artist Additions

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) (Brooklyn NY)
[istandard] Producer Experience (Brooklyn NY)
9th Wonder (Winston-Salem NC)
Ryan Adams (Los Angeles CA)
AHEE (Los Angeles CA)
Jeff Akoh (Abuja NIGERIA)
Alexandre (Austin TX)
American Sharks (Austin TX)
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (Austin TX)
ANoyd (Bloomfield CT)
Ash Koosha (London UK-ENGLAND)
Backyard Band (Washington DC)
Banks (Los Angeles CA)
Be. On. It. (Indianapolis IN)
Beat Imprint (Austin TX)
Amy Becker (London UK-ENGLAND)
Betty Who (Los Angeles CA)
Bigg John Of East 35 (Austin TX)
Billyracxx (Austin TX)
Bitter Pills (Phoenix AZ)
The Black Angels (Austin TX)
The Black Moods (Tempe AZ)
Oscar Black (Hartford CT)
Timothy Bloom (Los Angeles CA)
Michael Blume (New York NY)
Bobo Swae (Tupelo MS)
BOOMscat (Washington DC)
Russell E.L. Butler (Oakland CA)
Chris Cartier (Bronx NY)
Neko Case (Tacoma WA)
Louise Chantál (London UK-ENGLAND)
Cheetah Chrome (Austin TX)
Gary Clark Jr (Austin TX)
Geno Cochino (Los Angeles CA)
C Roy (Los Angeles CA)
Jay Cube (Washington DC)
Denzel Curry (Miami FL)
CymcoLé (New York NY)
Deuce Eclipse (Oakland CA)
Nina Diaz (San Antonio TX)
Rebel Diaz (Bronx NY)
DJ C. DeVone (New York NY)
DJ Caleeb (Chicago IL)
DJ Chose (Houston TX)
DJ Diggy Dutch B2B Casual T (Houston TX)
DJ General Mealz (Atlanta GA)
DJ Hella Yella (Austin TX)
DJ Jimmy Jatt (Lagos Island NIGERIA)
DJ Kota (Osaka JAPAN)
DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu (Dallas TX)
DJ Logan Garrett (Murfreesboro TN)
DJ Miss Milan (Queens Village NY)
DJ Money (Washington DC)
DJ Mr King (Akron OH)
DJ Mz Rico (Houston TX)
DJ She Real (Fort Worth TX)
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta (Chicago IL)
Dreezy (Chicago IL)
Dwagie (Tainan TAIWAN)
Electric Guest (Berkeley CA)
ELHAE (Atlanta GA)
Eliminate (Los Angeles CA)
El Indio (Sacramento CA)
Karen Elson (Nashville TN)
Evolfo (Brooklyn NY)
Eyelid Kid (Austin TX)
Faarrow (Los Angeles CA)
FlexinFab (Dallas TX)
Francis and The Lights (Oakland CA )
Froth (Los Angeles CA)
Go DJ JB (Austin TX)
Kat Graham (Los Angeles CA)
Grandmaster Flash (Bronx NY)
Guilla (Houston TX)
Jack Harlow (Louisville KY)
Morgan Heritage (Tallahassee FL)
Ellie Herring (Lexington KY)
Hoodtronics (Austin TX)
Hosted by Rex Domino (Portsmouth UK-ENGLAND)
Imaj (Dallas TX)
Impxct (Tupelo MS)
ImSoMaleek (New York NY)
J.I.D (Atlanta GA)
Jace (Atlanta GA)
Jameszoo (Den Bosch NETHERLANDS)
Joolz Jones (Greenwich Village NY)
Topaz Jones (Montclair NJ)
JSTJR (Los Angeles CA)
Vic Jun and The Philharmonik (Sacramento CA)
Keeper (Austin TX)
DJ Kelly G (New York NY)
KFhox (New York NY)
Khaled M (Chicago IL)
King Kanja (Nairobi KENYA)
King Visionary (Detroit MI)
Kohinoorgasm (Berkeley CA)
Kevin Krauter (Indianapolis IN)
Talib Kweli (Brooklyn NY)
Kyle (Ventura CA)
Lafame (Miami FL)
The Late Ones (Laie HI)
LaTour (Sacramento CA)
Leather Girls (Austin TX)
Hamilton Leithauser (Brooklyn NY)
Ari Lennox (Washington DC)
Lift To Experience (Denton TX)
Lil Bizzy (Cleveland OH)
Lil Yachty (Atlanta GA)
Loamlands (Durham NC)
Lo Moon (Los Angeles CA)
Amber London (Houston TX)
Alice Phoebe Lou (Berlin GERMANY)
Lute (Charlotte NC)
Ma-less (Orlando FL)
Mad Classy (Austin TX)
Magic Giant (Los Angeles CA)
Mamak Khadem Ensemble (Los Angeles CA)
Otown Marco (Orlando FL)
Bethany Martin (Austin TX)
Marty B. (Champaign IL)
Mathias (Washington DC)
Mélat (Austin TX)
Justin Miller (New York City NY)
Mod Sun (Bloomington MN)
Mohsen Namjoo (New York NY)
Maurice Moore (Ottawa CANADA)
Kevin Morby (Los Angeles CA)
Mozzy (Sacramento CA)
MUNA (Los Angeles CA)
Ras Nebyu (Washington DC)
Nef The Pharaoh (Vallejo CA)
The Nimbus (Austin TX)
Noname (Chicago IL)
not sorry (Los Angeles CA)
NO WIN (Los Angeles CA)
Noyz (Brampton CANADA)
Outernational (New York NY)
Pharmakon (New York NY)
Professor Toon (Durham NC)
Q.GUYTON (Houston TX)
Rare Essence (Washington DC)
Joey Ray (Washingtonville NY)
Reid Speed (Los Angeles CA)
Reesa Renee (Washington DC)
The Resistance (Austin TX)
Jessie Reyez (Toronto CANADA)
Izaq Roland (San Antonio TX)
Staci Russell (Austin TX)
Saba (Chicago IL)
Logan Sama (Brentwood UK-ENGLAND)
Bob Schneider (Austin TX)
Chris Scholar (Richmond VA)
SDotBraddy (Miami FL)
ShaqIsDope (Toronto CANADA)
Sharkweek (Austin TX)
Shifty Eyes (Sylvan Lake AB)
Shubzilla (Seattle WA)
The Skins (Brooklyn NY)
Jesse Slayter (Lafayette LA)
Sleigh Bells (New York NY)
Slim Guerilla (Houston TX)
Starlito (Nashville TN)
Huw Stephens (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Stimulator Jones (Richmond VA)
Thee MVPs (London UK-ENGLAND)
Third Eye Blind (San Francisco CA)
Tinashe (Los Angeles CA)
Tokyo Police Club (Newmarket CANADA)
Trouble (Atlanta GA)
TYuS (Portland OR)
Ugly God (Houston TX)
Ultimate Rejects (Port of Spain TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Undergravity (Houston TX)
Valee (Chicago IL)
Vanic (Vancouver CANADA)
Vic Crezée (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
The Wealthy West (Austin TX)
Wrestlecircus: Live Pro Wrestling w/ Matt Hardy, Matt Riddle, Brian Cage, Sammy Guevara, Jeff Cobb, & more (Austin TX)
WYBMF (Dallas TX)
xBValentine (Georgetown TX)
YBS Skola (Baltimore MD)
Youth Code (Los Angeles CA)

9th Wonder by Lourdes Sukari, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu by Paul R. Giunta, American Sharks by Emmett Kerr-Perkinson, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) photo courtesy of the artist

Everything subject to change

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
9th Wonder by Lourdes Sukari
DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu by Paul R. Giunta
Lift To Experience photo by Breanne Trammell
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) photo courtesy of the artist

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March 3, 2017

Innovation Policy Day at SXSW

Innovation Policy Day SXSW

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) returns to SXSW this year to host the Innovation Policy Day on Tuesday, March 14. This day-long summit will bring together a diverse group of panelists to discuss government policies that impact the emerging and disruptive technologies improving the way we live and work.

Panel topics range from the outlook of tech under President Trump’s administration to the rise of self-driving cars. The event will take place at Old School Bar and Grill from 10:00am, until the last panel of the day starting at 3:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, visit the Innovation Policy Day website.

In addition to the Innovation Policy Day, CTA executives will speak on several panels throughout SXSW. These will cover a variety of topics, including how tech companies can give back, unlocking technology for people with disabilities, defining VR, and strategies for tech advocates working with Trump.

For more information about the Consumer Technology Association’s presence at SXSW, visit their website.

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March 3, 2017

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March 3, 2017

Here are the flat-out craziest virtual reality demos we saw at Mobile World Congress

You might not necessarily think of virtual reality as phone tech, but it nonetheless was out in full force at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We sought out the best the show had to offer.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

March 3, 2017

Editorial Design: Ting™ Branding

Editorial Design: Ting™ Branding

As you may know that we love personal projects on Abduzeedo, it’s a great way to keep you mind inspired and giving you a balance in your daily workflow. It’s also a great way to experiment ideas and concepts. We would like to share this editorial design by Mohammed Samir and his personal series of magazines called: Ting Studio.

Published via Behance is the work from Mohammed Samir who is a Lead Designer at BBDO based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I really enjoyed this background in Illustration and integrating it into branding and graphic design projects.

This is a personal project I created to start a series of magazines under “Ting studio” name. The series will start visually with the exploration of the living creatures motion and the relation between it and the human behavior. Both graphical interpretation and photography are being used in all the magazine versions. It will include also sections about the traditional visual art subjects like typography but with a new graphical interpretation.

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March 3, 2017

A real price cut comes to virtual reality as Rift + Touch bundle drops to $600

Oculus VR said on Wednesday that the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controller bundle now sells for $598, reducing the price tag by $200. The headset alone now costs $499, the Touch controller duo costs $99, and a sensor costs $59.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

March 3, 2017

The Rise And Fall Of Food Trends Over The Years

Like anything else, food trends and diet fads change as often as the seasons. If you’re curious about what recipes or regional cuisines are in, the best way to do it is to look at Google search analytics.

A collaboration between Google News Lab and Truth & Beauty, The Rhythm of Food explores how our interests in food have changed over the years:

“[W]e explore the hidden patterns in Google search trend data. This project sheds light on the many facets of food seasonality, as seen through the lens of search interest in the United States over the last twelve years.”

The Rhythm of Food looks at Google search data between 2004 and 2016 to determine just how trends and cuisine interests have developed and shifted. By analyzing the search patterns of ingredients and specific dishes and plotting them on a year clock, the study reveals how the seasons affect the rhythm of food.

food trends year clock

The interactive lets users determine what food trends, ingredients, or recipes were searched for the most in a given month over the 12 year period compared to the other months. Each color represents a different year on the year clock and scrolling over each block reveals a Google Trends score and the week in which the data was pulled from. In-depth information is also provided for each search term, giving users a better understanding of the year over year trends.

The analysis shows very clear patterns of food searches based on the natural seasons, holidays, and special events. Another level of investigation compares how often certain foods are searched in a given country. With it, users can compare how often food items, such as “kale,” are searched for in Germany versus Japan.

food trends march

The interface of the interactive itself is easy to navigate and provides a variety of categories and food items to choose from. The site currently includes 201 topics and displays 135,025 individual data points. All of the information gathered was obtained from Google Trends, with a focus on data from the United States, and search terms correctly determined using Google Knowledge Graph topics.

You can explore various food trends for yourself here.

Source: Visual News

March 3, 2017

ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_shadowplay Picks

ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_shadowplay Picks

We would like to start off by saying THANK YOU for taking part and sharing your shots for this week’s challenge. We had more than 200+ posts on Instagram and it’s quite amazing guys! Again it was a lot of fun to go through your submissions and having a chance to how do you foreseen the challenge in your own terms. I hope you guys have enjoyed and if you have any comments/suggestions, please do share with us via Facebook or Twitter.

We look forward to see what you will come up with. On to the next challenge!

For this week, we went with the hashtag: –> #abdz_shadowplay. What does it mean? As the title suggests it is all about playing with shadows and of course light. From abstract to simple people’s shadows, there are many ways to capture the subject. In addition to that, it will be a great exercise for us, enthusiasts of the art of capturing the moment.




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