South By Southwest Interactive News

Wednesday Aug 19th, 2015

Crowdsourced Democracy: Lawrence Lessig [Video]

Written by Hugh Forrest

From Supreme Court Clerk to the Founder of Creative Commons, Lawrence Lessig has amassed an incredible career in service of the public good. Earlier this summer, he announced his unique campaign for president for 2016. Unique, indeed — his single-issue campaign will only move forward if he...

Tuesday Aug 18th, 2015

Inside the PanelPicker: Austin, Sex and Books Decrease in 2016

Written by Hugh Forrest

On Monday, August 10, SXSW launched public voting and commentary on the 4000+ speaking proposals in the 2016 PanelPicker. This process remains open through Friday, September 4 and the bulk of accepted sessions from the PanelPicker will be announced October 19. The open-nature of this interface reflects the...

Monday Aug 17th, 2015

Inside the PanelPicker: Sharp Growth in Diversity Ideas

Written by Hugh Forrest

Be sure to browse, vote and comment on your favorite PanelPicker proposals before this interface closes at the end of the day on Friday, September 4. Established in 2007, this interface empowers the community to help determine the bulk of content at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival. Constructive feedback...