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January 25, 2018

SXSW Music Weekly Round-up: Kelela, Todd Rundgren, From CBGB to the World Session & More

January is almost over!? We’ve still got so many Conference Sessions and Showcasing Artists to share with you before March. Let’s jump into the highlights so you can start adding them to your favorites on the SXSW Schedule.

Recently added Music Tracks sessions includes From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora, a Featured Session with members of The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club (Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth), Television (Richard Lloyd), The dB’s (Chris Stamey) and rock photographer Julia Gorton discussing the abrupt shift in rock music styles in the late seventies and early eighties. Kenny Aronoff, legendary rock n’ roll drummer, also joins the conference line up to talk about teamwork in the music industry while providing insights from his career behind some of the biggest bands in the world.

Some highlights from the 100+ Showcasing Artists added this week include R&B star Kelela, Parisien indie pop band Papooz, Rough Trade glam-rock band Starcrawler, 70’s rock legend Todd Rundgren, German house music producer/DJ Florian Kupfer, experimental folk singer/songwriter Odetta Hartman, and much more. You can find all announced Showcasing Artists on the SXSW Schedule.

If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, now is the time to register for your Music Badge so that you can book your hotel while there are still great options available. The Music Badge provides you with primary access to hundreds of showcases and sessions, secondary access to Interactive and Film Conference Tracks, and much more.

We know you’re eager to dig through these lists of newly announced programming, but we suggest queuing up an appropriate soundtrack first. Jam the SXSWfm Specialty Show and Spotify Weekly Round-up playlist to discover artists from this announcement, as well as our YouTube playlist featuring artists from all our SXSW 2018 announcements.

New 2018 Conference Additions (Music)

From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora
Teamwork, Innovation & Rock n’ Roll with Kenny Aronoff
2018 New Music Meeting
Stop the Scroll: Creative Strategy in Social Media
Instagram for Music: Best Practices
Artist Discovery in Social Media Driven Landscapes

New 2018 Showcasing Artist Additions

The Academic (Mullingar IRELAND)
Acid House Ragas (Montreal CANADA)
Belako (Mungia SPAIN)
Bishop Gunn (Natchez MS)
Black Guayaba (San Juan PR)
Blonde Maze (New York NY)
Breakout (Austin TX)
Brother Dege (New Orleans LA)
Candy West (Dallas TX)
Ceramic Animal (Philadelphia PA)
Chastity (Whitby CANADA)
CLARA-NOVA (Los Angeles CA)
Courtney Farren (Brooklyn NY)
Creamer (Nashville TN)
David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb (Athens GA)
Dayne Alexander (Chicago IL)
Dentist (Asbury Park NJ)
DJ Ace (London UK-ENGLAND)
DJ Baby Roo (Houston TX)
DJ Hella Yella (Austin TX)
DJHerShe (Boston MA)
Doeman (Houston TX)
Dominican Jay (Austin TX)
Dramatic Lovers (Milwaukee WI)
DVWEZ (Orlando FL)
EDF (Houston TX)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)
Eric Tessmer (Austin TX)
Ethan Kent (Dallas TX)
EZI (New York NY)
Fat Tony (Houston TX)
Fire From The Gods (Austin TX)
Florian Kupfer (Berlin GERMANY)
Francine Thirteen (Dallas TX)
Genesis Blu (Houston TX)
Gold Casio (Portland OR)
Grace Vonderkuhn (Wilmington DE)
Grand Rapids Soul Club (Grand Rapids MI)
Half Stack (Oakland CA)
Haunted Summer (Highland Park CA)
Hayley Coupon (New York NY)
HNRY FLWR (Brooklyn NY)
Hoodlem (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Ida Mae (Norwich UK-ENGLAND)
Idk Ariel (Bergen NORWAY)
Izzie Gibbs (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jackie Mendoza (San Diego CA)
Jackie Venson (Austin TX)
Janiva Magness (Detroit MI)
Jason James (Texas City TX)
Kaela Sinclair (Los Angeles CA)
Kara Nichole-Robinson (San Antonio TX)
Kayla Freeman (Austin TX)
Kelela (Washington DC)
King Tucka (Austin TX)
Kitten (Brooklyn NY)
Kotomi (Long Beach CA)
KP Tha Profit (San Antonio TX)
Kyle Craft (Portland OR)
Ley Line (Austin TX)
Linda Lee (Berlin GERMANY)
Little Destroyer (Vancouver CANADA)
Livingmore (Los Angeles CA)
Lord Buffalo (Austin TX)
Los Coast (Austin TX)
The Lulls (San Diego CA)
Many Rooms (Houston TX)
Margaret Chavez (Austin TX)
Masha (Belgrade SERBIA)
Memories In Broken Glass (San Antonio TX)
Monoplasma (Los Angeles CA)
Moonrise Nation (Chicago IL)
Motorcade (Dallas TX)
Moxizishi & Jikehabu & 3He Project (Beijing CHINA)
Mozes and the Firstborn (Eindhoven NETHERLANDS)
Mr. Frankie Wilson (Dallas TX)
Neil Frances (Los Angeles CA)
Ness Nite (Minneapolis MN)
Odetta Hartman (Washington DC)
OHMME (Chicago IL)
Oh, Rose (Olympia WA)
Papooz (Paris FRANCE)
Passeport (Cincinnati OH)
Renata Zeiguer (Brooklyn NY)
Ryan Culwell (Nashville TN)
SassyBlack (Seattle WA)
Second Hand Rose (Beijing CHINA)
Señor Loop (Panama City PANAMA)
Shelita Burke (Los Angeles CA)
Shy Speaks (Dallas TX)
Simon Grossmann (Miami FL)
Skratch Bastid (Toronto CANADA)
Sons Of The East (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Starcrawler (Los Angeles CA)
Stove (Newtown CT)
Stuyedeyed (Brooklyn NY)
Subhi (Chicago IL)
Sun June (Austin TX)
Teddy and The Rough Riders (Nashville TN)
The Fam (Dallas TX)
Todd Rundgren (Los Angeles CA)
Tomar and the FCs (Austin TX)
Tyro The Epic (Dallas TX)
Valvai (Santiago CHILE)
Vanilla Summit (Richmond VA)
Warren Wolfe (Sinking Spring PA)
Worldwide (San Antonio TX)
Xiaoxia & Mr. Asbo & Soulspeak (Beijing CHINA)
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Soldiers Grove WI)
Yori Swart (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Young & Sick (Los Angeles CA)

Everything subject to change

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Papooz – Photo by Alice Moitie
Blonde Maze – Photo courtesy of the artist
Todd Rundgren – photo courtesy of the artist
Tomar and the FCs – Photo by Lyza Renee

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January 25, 2018

Oculus Rift vs. Vive Pro

With the first generation HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, we settled on HTC’s offering as our favorite of the two. The question now arises, when you pit the Oculus Rift vs. Vive Pro, can the Oculus headset still keep up?

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Source: Digital Trends VR

January 24, 2018

The Unedited StoryCorps Interview: Norma Mai Tsen Wang Braun & Dava Weinstein

Did you know that the stories you hear from us on NPR and our podcast are excerpts of interviews pulled from the StoryCorps Archive? Participants visit one of our recording locations with a friend or family member to record a 40-minute interview with the help of a trained StoryCorps Facilitator, or record a conversation using the StoryCorps App. We’re sharing this unedited interview from the StoryCorps Archive with you in its original form.


In October 2008, Norma Mai Tsen Wang Braun talked with her friend, Dava Weinstein, about what it was like to grow up in China during World War II, her family’s emigration to the United States, and her experiences as a child of mixed race parents. Their conversation was recorded at the StoryCorps’ Lower Manhattan StoryBooth in Foley Square.

Norma remembers always having to run during her childhood: “I remember my legs weren’t long enough to run fast enough.” She shares the story of Englishman in Hong Kong who took them in, remembering that “He allowed us to stay the whole week, which is the longest we’d stayed anywhere when we were running… And the day we left was the day he was interned by the Japanese, and we never saw him again.”

She tells Dava about wandering around markets as a young child and how one day, she came across a homeless woman suffocating her baby. The woman told her, “’I was able to sell my son, but no one wants a daughter, and I can’t watch her starve to death.’”

When Norma and her family moved to the United States, her and her siblings were beaten up by the other kids in school because they “looked Asian” and “any Japanese had to be an enemy.” She recounts the story of a kind teacher who kept them after school and took it upon herself to teach all of them how to speak English: “I think these are America’s unsung heroes, our teachers.”

Throughout the conversation, Norma recalls stories about her mother’s strength and sense of humor. She tells Dava about the time her mother took over a luncheonette in Philadelphia so that her family would always have something to eat. When her customers would give her advice, Norma remembers, her mother would say, “’It’s so wonderful that you give me advice, and whenever you pay my bills, I’ll take them.’”

All material within the StoryCorps collection is copyrighted by StoryCorps. StoryCorps encourages use of material on this site by educators and students without prior permission, provided appropriate credit is given. This interview has not been fact-checked, and may contain sensitive personal information about living persons.

Source: SNPR Story Corps

January 24, 2018

Get to Know: 9 UK Artists Performing at SXSW 2018

2018 Showcasing Artist Hardy Caprio

The SXSW Music Festival is not only one of the largest music events in the world, but also boasts a diverse lineup of artists in countless different genres from all over the globe. Creatives, industry pros, and fans travel to Austin each year to see performances from iconic and emerging talent. With so many international and regional artists, not to mention many newer acts, it’s impossible not to find something new to be excited about in our festival lineup if you are on the lookout. With that in mind, we are highlighting a selection of UK artists performing at SXSW 2018.

UK Artists Spotlight

London punks Shame were one of the breakout bands at SXSW last year, and recently released their debut album Songs of Praise to rave reviews just in time for their return to the fest. Part of the next generation of Grime talent, Hardy Caprio (pictured) breathes new life into 90’s R&B and UK Grime instrumentals with his raps. Iconic indie band The Wedding Present made waves with their self-released debut in 1987, and have an extensive catalogue of hits to draw on for their performance in March. Hailing from Manchester, the 90s-inspired pop-rock sound created by Pale Waves has already earned them a spot on BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 and MTV UK’s Brand New 2018. Fans of house music will want to check out Swansea’s Doc Daneeka, who has recently released his debut LP WALK.MAN following years of party-rocking dance singles.

2018 Showcasing Artist Goat Girl

Recently featured in DIY Mag’s “Class of 2018,” Rough Trade’s Goat Girl (pictured) are finishing up their debut album and already on course to have a big year. Grime star AJ Tracey returns to SXSW after his great performances at last year’s event. Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, who was nominated for a Mercury Prize for Album of the Year in 2015, will perform in anticipation of the release of his latest album World’s Strongest Man in May. Singer-songwriter Jade Bird, who was named Apple Music’s Artist of the Week earlier this month when her new single Lottery released, rounds off today’s list, but there are still plenty of artists performing at SXSW 2018 to discover.

Discover More

Need some assistance sorting through the 1000+ artists we’ve announced so far? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Get to Know features on Canadian and Australian Artists, surf the SXSW 2018 Showcasing Artists Music Videos playlist, and listen to the SXSW 2018 Spotify Playlist. There are still plenty of artists to announce for SXSW 2018 so keep an eye on the SXSW Schedule for additions, and don’t forget to mark your favorites to make planning your SXSW experience even better.

Attend SXSW 2018

Interested in getting a sneak peek at the next generation of musical talent by attending SXSW 2018? Learn more about attending SXSW 2018 here. The best way to experience SXSW Music Festival events is with a Music Badge: not only will you have access to all nighttime showcases, but you’ll also receive entry into daytime Conference sessions, networking events, and parties.

Book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best rates and availability. We hope to see you in March!

Top to bottom: Hardy Caprio – Photo by Vicky Grout,

Goat Girl – Photo courtesy of the artist

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January 24, 2018

UI Inspiration: This week’s selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and more

UI Inspiration: This week’s selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and more

It’s that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, UX thinking and more. We are mixing it all from static, dynamic and even live prototypes, this might be a great weekly series to bookmark! For this week, we are seeing a little bit more designs about cryptocurrency, is it becoming a new trend? Let’s take a look at this great crypto wallet from uixNinja. Also some cool web design transitions especially the one from Filipe Almeida for his Primetime blog.

In this collection we are featuring the work from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia, Jarek Maćków and more.

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UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by uixNinja

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Sky™

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Vimal Kutmutia

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Jarek Maćków

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Raphaël Dutoit

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Lars Mazanec

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Cleo Stephenson

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by CerebroCreativo

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by House of Greenland

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Daviann

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by George

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Jonas Arleth

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Hendaru Hery Hermawan

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Filipe Almeida

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Miłosz Bieniek

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by Koncepted

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from uixNinja, Sky™, Vimal Kutmutia and moreDesign by musHo

Jan 24, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

January 24, 2018

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers – Illustrator Tutorial

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers – Illustrator Tutorial

The iPhone X, the most anticipated phone that Apple has ever built since the iPhone 4 (in my opinion). If you go beyond the actual phone, one thing I always loved about Apple is how they produce stunning visuals either it is for print, web, videos and social media platforms. They are doing such a good job in finding ways to sell their products with strong visuals as you probably saw the iPhone X ads literally everywhere. Like many others, I would watch many unboxing videos on YouTube. And I couldn’t help to notice what they called the “Live Wallpapers” on the packaging. From the Space Grey iPhone X, you will a wallpaper that is filled with warm colours like pink, red combined with white. The other wallpaper which is the Silver iPhone X with the accent colours of cyan, navy blue, and orange. This is what we are taking a look in the tutorial, how to easily create your own Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers using Illustrator. More precisely using the Mesh Tool (U) for which after my second attempt, I was able to accomplish a result that I was quite happy about. So here we go!

iPhone X Live Wallpapers

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

I also wanted to point out that it was a nice feeling to get back to my roots. Not just making tutorials but just trying to figure things out. The simple act of creating! Before the industry shifted all of us designers into being UI/UX designers or product designers. There were amazing tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. There wasn’t a wide range of design tools like we do now, I really think there should always have room to design things in many different ways instead of having us using one “ULTIMATE” tool. Some food for thoughts.

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Illustrator Tutorial

Step 1

Start with a new file with the iPhone X screen dimensions which is 1125px (W) x 2436px (H). Afterwards, add a background colour #1C51A5 using the Rectangle Tool (M). We will try to make our own version of the wallpaper for the Space Grey iPhone X.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

Step 2

Select the Mesh Tool (U) and I am using #FAF4F1 to start it off with the white colour. Some readers will first make a grid using the Mesh Tool (U) without any colour, I prefer using a fill colour, it removes the extra anchor all over the artwork, you will understand what I mean later. In the end, it’s whatever works the best for you.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

Step 3

Still using the Mesh Tool (U) and I am adding the pink fuschia colour #FD0186. You should add also the accent of red #FF0026 for the top left corner. Now, this is where the fun starts. You will now switch gear by using the Direct Selection Tool (A) which is next to the Selection Tool. Whenever you click on one of the anchors, you will have the choice to move the anchor as you please or also play with the shape using the anchor handle. This is where the creativity kicks in.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

Step 4

Once you are satisfied with the result, you can start adding more colours including the orange #FF0026. Also the combination of colours at the lower right corner which is orange #FF0026 and a lighter shade of orange.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

Step 5

A tip, at some point. Try to add fewer anchor points with the Mesh Tool (U), instead play with the Direct Selection Tool (A). You can simply select an anchor and choose another colour. I would say to experiment as well with the anchor handles. As a reference, I added a screenshot the final result where you can see the different anchor positions.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

In Conclusion

I would say this tutorial is fairly easy where 20% is about the technique and the other 80% is about your creativity. It took me two attempts to actually achieve the final result. You need to experiment and try/fail rather than a step-by-step tutorial. Hopefully you have loved the direction on how easily you can create your own Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers.

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

First Attempt

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial


If you wanna try to re-create the wallpaper of the Silver iPhone X, see the images highlighting the colour palette and the image revealing different anchor positions. Enjoy!

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator TutorialApple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial

One more wallpaper…

Using the very same technique, I made another version where I used purple as a base colour. I love the final result, this is actually my current wallpaper. What’s great is that you can rock a beautiful iPhone X Live Wallpaper on an Android phone. Give it a whirl!

Apple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator TutorialApple iPhone X Live Wallpapers - Illustrator Tutorial


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Click here to download the Zip file used for this tutorial

Jan 24, 2018

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January 23, 2018

Job Market: Tap into the Talent Attending SXSW

SXSW Job Market

All employers know the importance of talent acquisition, but the reality is that it’s no easy task. Sifting through applications, conducting interviews, hoping to find the perfect candidate–the process is tedious and long. That’s why we started the SXSW Job Market.

The Job Market offers businesses the opportunity to tap into the large pool of talent attending SXSW. In fact, last year the Job Market saw 12,501 attendees from 95 countries over two days.

This year’s Job Market, which is open to all SXSW attendees as well as free and open to the public, promises to be just as exciting and there are still some spaces left. If your company is looking for top-tier professionals, don’t miss your chance to get in front of the thousands of creative, highly-educated and tech-savvy candidates planning to attend the Job Market on March 10-11. Apply now for a space.

In addition to a space on the expo floor, all companies that exhibit at the Job Market get a free listing on the SXSW Job Board for year-round recruitment.

If that’s not enough to convince your HR department to visit Austin in March, check out some of the candidate statistics from the Job Market in 2017:

  • 89% of candidates had a bachelor’s degree or greater
  • 77% of candidates had 3+ years’ experience in their field
  • 26% of candidates had 13+ years’ experience in their field
  • 76% of candidates are willing to relocate for their career

Don’t miss out! Seize the moment to meet with qualified, awesome job candidates over two days of SXSW. Apply to exhibit at the Job Market now.

Apply Now

Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

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January 23, 2018

Net Neutrality, Local Elections, and Tech: Government Track Sessions for SXSW 2018

The Government Track focuses on areas related to government policy on all levels as well as privacy issues on both the personal and corporate level. Specific topics include policy and civic engagement on the local, state, and federal level; the relationship between government and technology; big data tracking; and surveillance concerns. Discover what our 2018 Government Track has to offer.

“Government is omnipresent. Whether we know it or not, so many parts of Government impact our daily lives,” says SXSW Programmer Monica Sack. “Understanding those different areas, how they affect us, and different ways in which we can participate will hopefully help us all stay engaged in the process.” During Conflicting Visions: The Debate on Net Neutrality, panelists discuss the ramifications of the repeal of the existing rules on Net Neutrality, while in Reforming the Vote lawmakers weigh in on how voter reform can potentially harm voter turnout.

Dive deeper into the Government Track as we highlight different sessions that discuss net neutrality, local elections, tech, and much more. Government Track sessions are held March 9-12 with primary access to all badge types.

Government Session Highlights

Conflicting Visions: The Debate on Net Neutrality

Speakers: Gigi Sohn (Mozilla/Georgetown Law/Open Society Foundations), Maura Corbett(Glen Echo Group LLC), and Curt Levey (Committee for Justice)

Net Neutrality is the highest profile issue in FCC history to-date. After the 2015 approval of Net Neutrality rules, upheld in 2016 by the US Appellate Court, many thought the battle was over. But in June 2017, Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to roll back these protections and in December 2017 the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal the existing Net Neutrality rules. We’re bringing together leaders from both sides to discuss what’s next and what this means for the Internet we know and love today.

Add to Your Schedule

Can Small-Donor Progressives Win Local Elections?

Speakers: Beto O’Rourke (US House of Representatives) and Ryan Grimm (The Intercept)

Bernie Sanders showed that big money isn’t needed to run a presidential campaign, changing the national calculus. But can the same be done in Texas? Will 2018 be the year small dollars make the difference at the local level? Join us for a candid conversation between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, who is running against Ted Cruz for Senate and Ryan Grim, The Intercept’s DC Bureau Chief.

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Tech Under Trump: A 2017/2018 Scorecard

Speakers: Gary Shapiro (Consumer Technology Association), Aneesh Chopra (CareJourney), Matt Lira (White House – Office of American Innovation), and Michaela Ross (Bloomberg Law)

Despite the news headlines, the tech community and the Trump administration share many of the same goals, specifically around building a vibrant, 21st-Century American workforce, expanding access to broadband and updating our nation’s infrastructure. The endgame – for everyone – is to ensure that America leads the world in innovation. One year in, how is tech’s policy agenda faring in the age of Trump? What’s worked? What hasn’t? And what are the top policy prospects for the coming year?

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Resist Tech & What Influences Congress

Speakers: Yuri Beckelman (Office of Congressmen Mark Takano), Travis Moore (TechCongress), and Therese Acuna (Harvard – Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation)

Frustration with the outcome of the election has led to an uptick in civic activism, and startups have been launching to harness that energy. Some get it right by using tech to improve the quality of contact between elected officials and their constituents, while some get it wrong focusing on quantity of contacts. Learn what actually happens when you contact your Member of Congress — how your messages are received and affect decision making, and how understanding this will improve your advocacy.

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Reforming the Vote

Speakers: Mike Allen (Axios), Terri Sewell (US House of Representatives), and Richard Hasen (UC Irvine School of Law)

Voting in America is hard. And optional. While 22 industrialized countries have gone to great lengths to force their citizens to vote, some American lawmakers are trying to make it even harder for some citizens to reach the ballot box. We also know that adversaries have successfully hacked state voting systems. Axios’s Mike Allen speaks with experts and lawmakers about the complicated and frightening implications of voting reform.

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Crossover Track Recommendations

Adventure outside of the Government Track – explore SXSW sessions across all 24 Tracks of Conference programming. These sessions are not a part of the Government Track, but these subjects will interest anyone with an interest in government.

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Interactive Opening Speaker Senator Cory Booker Teaser – Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner

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January 23, 2018

Promote & Sell Your Products at SouthBites Market

SouthBites Market

New for 2018, SXSW is excited to introduce the first ever SouthBites Market, running March 14-17 during the 6th annual SouthBites Trailer Park.

We created the SouthBites Market as a place where SXSW attendees can experience food and consumer goods within the SouthBites Trailer Park. Apply to be a part of this new and exciting addition to the trailer park and position your company to attract new customers from all over the world.

The SouthBites Trailer Park is known for celebrating Austin’s iconic food truck culture and the unique creations that come from them. SouthBites Market creates the space for attendees to shop, taste, and purchase new products. Not just for food and beverage brands, the SouthBites Market offers all types of businesses a multi-day footprint at SXSW.

The SouthBites Market highlights the finest local and national food products as well as other popular consumer goods that are emerging on the market. This is a great opportunity for aspiring businesses, restaurants, brands, and entrepreneurs to broaden their audience. Thousands of SXSW attendees roam SouthBites every year looking to discover new companies and foods. Tap into this diverse crowd to help make your business the next big hit!

Don’t miss out on the chance to become someone’s new favorite brand. If you love food, fun, and opportunities to expand your company, then apply to the SouthBites Market today!

Apply Now

Photo by Jay Willingham

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January 23, 2018

Playstation Minimalist App Design Concept

Playstation Minimalist App Design Concept

Minimalist app design seems to be more than a trend but a expected evolution for interface design. Before people were not familiar with these new touch devices, it was important to make sure things had a connection with the real things, therefore the hyper-realistic design full of shadows, depth, texture and colors. I am not saying that it’s not important to highlight what is tappable or not and trust me, I am very familiar with the subject. But the more used people get with the devices the basic interface starts to take the passenger seat and let the content drive the user attentions. In the web 2.0 content was king, then we had context being the king. Now we have both at the same time. The app design concept that STRV Team shared for the Playstation app is a quite interesting one. There are a lot of things to love but also quite a few raised eye-browns. But remember, it’s an concept so let’s try to get inspired.

STRV Team is a design studio basedi n San Francisco with a quite elegant portfolio. For more information make sure to check out http://strv.com/

We love what we do, and we strive to provide the best services for our clients. The aim is to become part of your team, and with the help of our developers and designers create meaningful digital experiences.

Minimalist App Design Concept


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Jan 23, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX