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SXSW 2024: Designing Superbrands

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SXSW 2024: Designing Superbrands

From Mattel to Looney Tunes and Apple, superbrands used the SXSW 2024 stage to reveal the best insights from their future-proofed design and brandi...
Design : Brand Strategy : SXSW
SXSW 2024 daily recap: Brand-building 101 for cultural relevance

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SXSW 2024 daily recap: Brand-building 101 for cultural relevance

With numerous superbrands present at SXSW, discussions revolved around the intricacies and insights of brand establishment, ranging from the identi...
SXSW 2024 : Marketing : Creator Economy
SXSW 2024 daily recap: Ethically insulated jackets, clinical trial trucks and bot phones for kids

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SXSW 2024 daily recap: Ethically insulated jackets, clinical trial trucks and bot phones for kids

The 2024 edition of the SXSW festival encompassed various topics ranging from emerging technology and new film genres to music artists, beauty and ...
SXSW 2024 : Entertainment : Technology
Work States Futures at SXSW Sydney 2023

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Work States Futures at SXSW Sydney 2023

The rapidly evolving landscape of work, driven by a new generation of empowered employees, was the focus of The Future Laboratory’s presentation at...
Events : Workplace : Society
Gender Euphoria in VR

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Gender Euphoria in VR

Award-winning director and self-taught game developer Cameron Kostopoulos believes virtual reality can and will be a place for empathy and safety, ...
Health & Wellness : Society : Media & Entertainment
The Case for AI as Augmented Intelligence

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The Case for AI as Augmented Intelligence

Inspired by the excitement seen at SXSW 2023, Brazilian agency Box1824’s CEO Paula Englert and vice-president Laura Kroeff argue that artificial in...
AI : Artificial Intelligence : SXSW
Touch-sensitive surfaces

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Touch-sensitive surfaces

Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona – Sony Mobile has introduced a new interactive projector that converts any surface into a touch-sensitive int...
Sony : Mobile World Congress : Awakening Tech
SXSW Interactive 2016 Review: Part 2

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SXSW Interactive 2016 Review: Part 2

Part two of our show review looks at the key take-outs from SXSW Interactive that will continue to resonate in 2016 and beyond.
Gen Z : SXSW : SXSW Interactive
SXSW Interactive 2016: Boys won’t be boys

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SXSW Interactive 2016: Boys won’t be boys

Austin – Fewer than half of US teenagers identify as exclusively heterosexual, according to a new survey.
SXSW Interactive 2016 : Gender Fluidity : Neutral Culture
SXSW Interactive 2016: Emoji linguistics

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SXSW Interactive 2016: Emoji linguistics

Austin – Emojis are not a new language, but serve as a visual supplement to the written word, according to linguist Gretchen McCulloch.
Swiftkey : Emojis : Visual Language
SXSW Interactive 2016: Sound idea

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SXSW Interactive 2016: Sound idea

Austin – The ARC is the drum circle of the future, where participants can collaborate on a generative soundscape regardless of their musical ability.
Deloitte : ARC : Music Hub
SXSW Interactive 2015: Part 1

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SXSW Interactive 2015: Part 1

In 2015, SXSW Interactive featured exuberant debates about technology, from synthetic biology to retail disruption and emerging media and storytel...
SXSW : Synthetic Biology : Virtual Reality
Pop projection-mapping

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Pop projection-mapping

Austin, Texas – Interactive designers at Rhizomatiks and Japanese pop group Perfume stole the show at this year’s SXSW with a stunning li...
Perfume : Rhizomatiks : Projection Mapping
Fitness Cryptocurrency

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Fitness Cryptocurrency

US – Creative studio Chaotic Moon has created an app that converts exercise statistics into FitCoin.
Bitcoin : Fitness : SXSW
SXSell: How to make it at South by Southwest

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SXSell: How to make it at South by Southwest

To win at SXSW, brands should follow Delta Air Lines’ example, emphasising authenticity and focusing on influencers.
SXSW : Delta : McDonald's
Catfish marketing

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Catfish marketing

Austin – Catfish marketing struck at SXSW as film-makers for sci-fi blockbuster Ex Machina promoted the film’s imminent release with a fake Tinder ...
Ex Machina : Tinder : Catfish Marketing
SXSW: Virtual branding

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SXSW: Virtual branding

Austin ­– The North Face has joined forces with cinematic virtual reality company Jaunt VR to release a branded, immersive film at South by South...
SXSW : Jaunt VR : Google Cardboard
SXSW: Complex new world

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SXSW: Complex new world

Austin – Shinra Technologies has presented The Living World, a simulation that tests current limits of complexity for virtual gaming worlds.
SXSW : Shinra Technologies : Google Fiber
SXSW: Living circuits

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SXSW: Living circuits

Austin, Texas – Consumer biotechnology company Synbiota has launched DNA Tinker Studio, a kit that enables non-specialists to build working circu...
SXSW : Synthetic Biology : Synbiota
Toms’ triumph: How £25 shoes explain the luxury market

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Toms’ triumph: How £25 shoes explain the luxury market

Toms is one of the highest-ranked brands on LS:N Global’s Luxury Matrix. But can a pair of £25 shoes really be considered luxury?
Luxury Matrix : TOMS : SXSW
Blake Mycoskie: One for One retail

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Blake Mycoskie: One for One retail

The founder and chief shoe giver of Toms on selling with soul.
One-For-One Commerce : TOMS : SXSW
SXSW Interactive 2014 - Part 2

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SXSW Interactive 2014 - Part 2

Fashion brands and retailers were out in force for South by Southwest Interactive 2014, and ‘fashion tech’ became something of a catchall buzzwor...
SXSW : SXSW Interactive : SXSWi
SXSW Interactive 2014 - Part 1

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SXSW Interactive 2014 - Part 1

The idea still seems unlikely: every year, for five days in March, a mid-size city in Texas is transformed into the world’s undisputed hub for cr...
SXSW : SXSW Interactive : SXSWi
Bitcoin ATM investors make a play for the mainstream

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Bitcoin ATM investors make a play for the mainstream

SXSW hosted one of the first Bitcoin ATMs in the US
Bitcoin : E-payment : SXSW
How to be hip: Illusive cool at SXSW Interactive 2014

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How to be hip: Illusive cool at SXSW Interactive 2014

Yahoo! and Samsung both made an expensive splash at SXSW Interactive 2014 with the aim of positioning themselves as groovy Millennial- and creati...
SXSW : South By South West : Software
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