Liza Winkler

Mythbuster addresses SXSW crowd with talk on science, art

Wearing his signature black-rimmed glasses, Adam Savage, star of the hit show “MythBusters” on the Discovery Channel, led a keynote session Monday at the SXSW Interactive.

Speaking in his typical fast-paced manner, Savage’s discussion focused on the “maker age” in regard to science and art in today’s society. After a 20-minute presentation, Savage answered various questions from audience members on Twitter about his personal life,  “MythBusters” fame and opinions on science education.

TOMS founder closes out SXSW Interactive festival

Throughout the years, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie’s core mission for his company has remained the same—to change the world one person at a time.

Mycoskie closed out the programming of SXSW Interactive March 11 with a bang, publically introducing the launch of his latest business venture called the TOMS Roasting Company. Following Mycoskie’s “One for One” business model, residents in other countries around the world will receive a pair of shoes, treatment for their eyesight or clean water whenever a customer purchases TOMS footwear, glasses or coffee beans.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald informs about surveillance, civil liberties

After a videoconference from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden earlier in the day, journalist Glenn Greenwald addressed the crowd March 10 at South by Southwest Interactive via digital telecast, discussing government surveillance and individual privacy.

Blake Mycoskie announces expansion of “One for One” model, opening of TOMS Cafe

Throughout the years, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie’s core mission for his company has remained the same—to change the world one person at a time.

Mycoskie closed out the programming of South by Southwest Interactive Tuesday with a bang, publically introducing the launch of his latest business venture called the TOMS Roasting Company. Utilizing Mycoskie’s “One for One” system, residents in other countries around the world will receive a pair of shoes, treatment for their eyesight or clean water whenever a customer purchases TOMS footwear, glasses or coffee beans.

"Oh myyy!" - A conversation with George Takei

The fifth and final day of South by Southwest Interactive welcomed actor George Takei on to speak about social activism and bridging the divide between senior citizens and millennials.

Opening the session with a “selfie,” Matthew Segal, president and co-founder of OUR TIME, moderated the “intergenerational” discussion with Takei and opened the floor to audience members toward the end of the session.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald talks government surveillance, civil liberties

After a videoconference from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden earlier in the day, journalist Glenn Greenwald addressed the crowd Monday at South by Southwest Interactive via digital telecast about government surveillance and individual privacy.

Star of “Mythbusters” addresses SXSW crowd with talk on science, art

Wearing his signature black-rimmed glasses, Adam Savage, star of the hit show “Mythbusters” on the Discovery Channel, led the keynote session Monday at the Interactive portion of South by Southwest.

Speaking in his typical fast-paced manner, Savage’s discussion focused on the “maker age” in regard to science and art in today’s society. After a 20-minute presentation, Savage answered various questions from audience members on Twitter about his personal life,  “Mythbusters” fame and his opinion on science education.

Nicolas Cage gets up close and personal on SXSW stage

Known for his eclectic movie roles, outlandish personality and Internet memes, Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage has cemented his place in pop culture history.

Following NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s digital conversation from Russia, Cage’s session lightened the mood for Monday’s South by Southwest Interactive festival-goers. Director David Gordon Green moderated the conversation with Cage, who stars “Joe,” which premiered earlier at SXSW.

Rapper Nas and Ben Horowitz discuss hip-hop music, business and tech

The third day of South by Southwest Interactive brought clearer skies and uncharacteristically cool temperatures for a typical Texas spring break.

Bringing a change of pace from the DNA-centered keynote address Sunday, two seemingly unlikely friends, well-known rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, took the stage.

Shaq By Shaqwest

As one of the most iconic professional basketball players of our generation, Shaquille O’Neal has managed to keep himself in the public eye since retiring from the NBA three years ago.

O’Neal closed out Sunday’s programming at South by Southwest Interactive armed with knowledge about a topic many might not directly associate him with—wearable technology. Moderator Rick Valencia, vice president of Qualcomm, questioned O’Neal about the role technology plays in his life, the importance of maintaining fitness and building his brand.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Liza Winkler