Today’s the first day of South By Southwest’s music conference. April Kinser and Dane Walters caught up with Fitz and the Tantrums for this early-morning video q/a
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The Foo Fighters hold a very public screening of a new documentary about them and a not-so-secret show on Tuesday night in Austin. Here’s a full report from each.
Amy Ryan, an Oscar nominee for Gone Baby Gone and a two-time Tony nominee, talks about why she’s such a fan of director Tom McCarthy and what it’s like to bounce back and forth between TV and film in a Q&A. Plus, she drops a little hint about how her turn as Holly on The Office will wrap up once Steve Carell exits the show.
Stephen Becker continues reporting from the Austin music, film and interactive conference, so we’ve put links to all this stories (so far) in one place.
South by Southwest is perhaps best known for its music conference. There’s also a film festival. But the Interactive conference drew the biggest attendance last year. About 14,000 people networked and learn about the latest and greatest in their field. But as KERA’s Stephen Becker reports many also came to Austin this year to cut loose and celebrate being a geek.
“Congratulations, Your Brand Is About To Become Obsolete.” Or maybe it already has, and you don’t even know it. After all, look at once-proud brands like Kodak who still can’t figure out what happened. What was their tipping point? Massive, mind-boggling success.
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, a documentary about the talk show host’s cross country tour, made its debut at South by Southwest on Sunday. And as we learn in the film, life on the road was life saving after his ouster from The Tonight Show.
Think about the worst website you’ve ever seen. Now think about your favorite piece of music. Are they related? Designers Cennydd Bowles and James Box think so – and say the creation of beautiful, easy-to-use interactive user experiences can be inspired by basic concepts of music theory.
As South by Southwest has grown into a beast that stretches far beyond the confines of the Austin Convention Center, so has the level of corporate interest. This year’s conference doesn’t present marketing to you so much as beats you over the head with it.
Day 1 of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference on Friday brought conversations about making the internet even more ubiquitous in America – and what tools could help make that happen.