Month: March 2008

Returning my MacBook Pro

America has a glorious ‘return’ culture that I’m not accustomed to. Still, I have a good reason to return my newly-acquired MacBook Pro. At the Apple Store, we had a big discussion with our salesman on whether to get a glossy or matte screen. As our salesman was also an electronic musician, he understood how …

Moby: In conversation

*Official description: This session, hosted by BMI, will take a look at the musician’s relationship with cinema, from composing original scores (Southland Tales) to contributing and licensing his music for film and TV projects (The Bourne Ultimatum, Heat). In addition, it will include a look at ‘moby gratis,’ the musician’s new endeavor to offer some …

Billy Bob Thornton: in conversation

*Official description: Oscar-winning actor/director, and country music musician Billy Bob Thornton has spent the last decade crafting one of the most unique and exciting careers in entertainment today. For SXSW attendees, he will sit and discuss the bridge between his worlds of film and music, as well as his eclectic career.* Billy Bob ([IMDB](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000671/)) is …

The Future of Corporate Blogs

Mack Collier (The Viral Garden), Kami Huyse (Principl, My PR Pro), Mario Sundar (Community Evangelist, LinkedIn), Lionel Menchaca (Dell) The Dell blog was first conceived in April 2006 and Michael Dell himself was involved. 48% of the commentary about Dell was negative, and something had to be addressed. Michael Dell has been supportive of what …

Transforming Hospital Systems: The Digital Future of Healthcare

Grace Lanni, Dr Gregg Lucksinger, ____ Grohol, Michael Kennedy I walk in just as the panelists are introducing themselves. Kennedy’s from Microsoft, so naturally what he talks about is what Microsoft is doing for Healthcare, such as handling online medical records. The Microsoft system is called [HealthVault](http://www.healthvault.com/). Dr Lucksinger demonstrates how he uses Microsoft technology, …

Going Social Now: Razorfish

By Shiv Singh, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives, Avenue A | Razorfish Shiv asks how many of us design websites for a living. Predictably, a number of hands go up. He says, “You’re in trouble!” and we laugh. But he assures designers that the corporate website won’t go away. It’s just that the corporate website …

What Teens Want In A Game

Hosted by Anastasia Goldstein and John Davison. I missed the first few introductory minutes but here are my real-time notes. There are 2 teens, one gal and one guy from UT. For web-based games, Flash is OK but the teens feel there are limitations because of the lack of a proper gaming console. These 2 …

SXSW Web Awards 2008

Here are the winners. View [full nominee list](http://2008.sxsw.com/interactive/web_awards/finalists/). Activism: World Without Oil Amusement: Elf Yourself Art: Viscosity From what the winner said, this started as an experiment with mixtures of liquids Blog: Passive-Aggressive Notes The winner was inspired by her room mate and dog. Business: Wikinvest CSS: Ficlets Classic: Wired Community: Flock Educational Resource: The …