Archive for March, 2012

SxSW Interactive presentations you can’t miss!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

SxSW Interactive is this weekend and nerds, geeks, entrepreneurs and wannabes make their pilgrimage to Austin, Texas to present, learn, connect and criticize… and drink lots of margaritas and cheap beer.

Among the hundreds of presentations you will find a bunch of awesome ITP (It’s not an acronym for Insane Tech Posse) Alumni sharing all that is awesome about the world of interactivity. Makes you wonder if they put something in the water at the 4th floor of NYU’s 721 Broadway to produce all these innovators, thinkers and artists. Maybe I did not drink enough of it, which reminds me, I need to drink more of that clear tasteless stuff in general.

Anyway, here are some awesome presentations you should not miss at SxSW!

Christin Roman (ITP Alumna ’07) and Josh Knowles (ITP Alumnus ’07)
“The Freelance Rockstar”
Saturday, March 10
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Courtyard Marriott
Rio Grande Ballroom

Yasser Ansari (ITP Alumnus ’10)
“The Concrete Jungle: Nature in an Urban Ecosystem”
Friday, March 9
Hilton Garden Inn

Dan Phiffer (ITP Alumnus ’07)
“The Public is Present: Exhibition Subsites at MoMA”
Saturday, March 10
AT&T Conference Hotel, Classroom 203

Christina Arnold (ITP Student)
“Using Technology to Thwart Human Traffickers”
Sunday, March 11
12 – 12:15pm
Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Ballroom 4-7

Nick Hasty (ITP Alumnus ’08)
“Preserving the Creative Culture of the Web”
Sunday, March 11
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC

Alex Rainert (ITP Alumnus ’04) and Ron Goldin (ITP Alumnus ’04)
“Design and the Mobile Startup”
Sunday, March 11
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon A

Greg Trefry (ITP Alum ’06)
Social, Mobile, Location-Based Games Panel
Sunday, March 11
Sunday 5-6 PM
Palmer Events Center

Bryan Nunez (ITP Alumnus ’97)
representing work developed by Nathan Freitas and Shawn Van Every
“Recognize This! Ethics of Mobile Face Tagging”
Monday, March 12
11am – 12pm
Hilton Austin, Downtown

Gilad Lotan (ITP Alumnus ’07)
“The Math that Matters in the Real-time Web”
Tuesday, March 13
Omni Downtown

Sally Applin (ITP Alumnus ’92), Gene Becker
“PolySocial Reality and the Enspirited World”
Tuesday, March 13
Driskill Ballroom

Mark Kleback, Ezer Lichtenstein, Ryan Viglizzo (ITP Students)
“SXSW Create”
They will have a 20 minute presentation/performance on DIY musical instruments.
Tuesday, March 13
11am – 6pm
Palm Park
Presentation Tent

Lily Szajnberg (ITP ’12)
Claire Harlam (Tisch Film | Stern ’11)
Heather Jack (Tisch Film | Stern ’11)
Charles Rogers (Tisch Film ’12)
“TECH UP: An interactive web-series for Subway Fresh Artist”
Monday, March 12
IFC Crossroads House

SXSW AMODA Laptop Battle
Josh Knowles (ITP Alumnus ’07) Performing Live Music
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Mohawk (10th & Red River)