SXSW 2013: Connecting the Dots

SXSW exists in its own category: it’s not just a conference, it’s not just a festival, it’s not just a tradeshow; it’s an amalgamation of all three and more, a mecca for consumers, brands, agencies, vendors, artists, musicians, cultural icons, and of course, nerds: what can only be accurately described as a “media-palooza.” What I…

Illuminating Data

Data acts as a veil, a sort of overarching condition that results from and drives our interactions. It’s something like language in this regard; we contribute to it by our very interactions and behaviors, and we use it to communicate, to function, and to connect more frequently and strategically. In this way, data is something…

Time for Technology, Technology for Time

One of the things I want to accomplish here is to look at the macro forces that are shaping the face of technology and “future” as we think about it, as well as some examples of how this is revolutionizing everyday objects and innovating how we define “everyday.” Consider: Technology and time have always been…