• Maps, Books, Spimes, Paper: Post-Digital Media Design at SXSW
    Ten days ago, at South by South-West Interactive in Austin, Texas, I took part in a panel discussion entitled Maps, Books, Spimes, Paper: Post-Digital Media Design (#mbsp). It was good. One peculiarity of SXSW is that the panels are picked months in advance, long before the participants have come together to actually discuss what they’ll talk about, so there’s bound to be a little bending of the theme. Moreover, the panel is created out of those people coming together for the event: much of what I thought about and discussed came out of meeting and spending time with those people....
  • The Bookshops of Mexico City
    Recently returned from Mexico, and still too jetlagged to write up my experiences and talk at SXSW, I present instead some rambling recollections made up from my notes on Mexico City, where I walked a lot (in one very small area of the central city), went to bookshops, and, in one of those out-of-place experiences that suit some books so well, devoured WG Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn—but don’t blame either of us for what follows. ...
  • Post SXSW (Peak Awesomeness)
    I’m at Austin airport, about to leave Texas after five days at SXSW Interactive. Yesterday, I spoke on a panel about the post-digital world. I did the books bit. It was a lot of fun, and I’m very grateful to my co-panellists Chris Heathcote, Mike Migurski of Stamen, Ben Terrett of Newspaper Club, and our moderator Molly Wright Steenson for making it happen. I’ll write more about it later, but general reactions can be found on Twitter. They seem to be good. What really made SXSW was the people though. Really, really extraordinary people, who I felt privileged and ...
  • SXSW 2010: Fieldnotes
    So, I’m off to the SXSW Interactive festival in a couple of days, where I’ll be going to lots of talks, meeting people, and appearing on a panel. You should come to that if you’re around on Tuesday. It should be fun. The panel’s about post-digital design, or what we could and should be thinking about when we can blend physical and digital formats in new and interesting ways. As part of my own preparations and thinking, I (surprise!) made a book. The idea is, it’s a book to last you the week, through SXSW. A one-time pad for ...
  • SXSW 2010 Schedule in XML Format
    For reasons that will become clear in a bit, I am currently wrangling various bits of SXSW-related data into different media. I couldn’t find the schedule in a useful form anywhere, although it is probably out there somewhere, so for anyone who might also find it useful, here is the complete Interactive schedule in XML: ↓ sxsw2010-schedule.xml I make no claims for accuracy, well-formedness (no escaped characters and so on and so forth – buckled and updated), usefulness etc. Works for me. That is all....
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