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"Big Brother goes Green" at SXSW

Austin was – again – such a great experience, this time with the dual panel presentation at SXSW Interactive.

Three intensive weeks were filled with the most diverse activities!

Here I am covering a bit deeper the SXSW experience, and then the overall Texas immersion. The full set of photos is altogether at Flickr – the shortest selection of photos I could manage to share so interesting and diverse erxperiences :)



madness 21 Fev

Warming up for #SXSW #BBgoesGreen :)

with Nuno Correia and Sharon Strover


"Big Brother Goes Green: Surveillance for Sustainable Forests" accepted for SXSW

Remember this special request (some months ago...) to vote for my proposal? Yay, the panel that me and Nuno Correia proposed *with Prentiss' expert review collaboration* has been accepted to be part of the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival in March in Austin!

Thank you so much to all that voted and commented on our proposal at the SXSW panelPicker » Here's the list of confirmed sessions for the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival with the accepted PanelPicker Proposals titles »

AZ Labs are also spreading the word, and Filipe Cruz posted on this and other labs members good news... unmissable! ;) »


Voting for RTiVISS at SXSW 2011: help make Big Brother Go Green

Remember when I've posted about my South by Southwest participation in March? For the next SXSW, me and Nuno Correia are now proposing a panel related to the ongoing research. Since voting from the public accounts for about 30% of the decision-making process for SXSW panel programming, I suggest you take a look at our proposal Big Brother Goes Green: Surveillance for Sustainable Forests »

Voting runs through August 27 and the process is simple, requiring that you register first and then return to the page to vote!
... or, starting at SXSW Panel Picker, link "Explore the Interactive Proposals'" and search the panels under the "Green / Sustainability" category, selecting "Big Brother Goes Green: Surveillance for Sustainable Forests" where you can vote and, eventually, leave your comments:)

Also, take a look at the other three CoLab participants from Portugal that submitted proposals to South By Southwest Interactive 2011 – and vote for us ;)))


Let's keep Austin wired

Couldn't leave the Austin subject for now without a farewell note to remark that it was a very rewarding experience, intense, AND so intensive! Time was the only scarce resource, indeed.
So beware if you consider visiting or spending a full semester in Austin, there'll always be weird things to experiment, an authentic excess if you catch up with SXSW, too ;]
Meanwhile, count me in on keeping the connection!


"South by…"

This is the nickname for the South by Southwest festival, one of the new acquaintances from this awesome experience. Sleepless nights/days overtaken by compelling references, some already covered at the conferences, workshops and networking during the interactive week, others from the music field – something like 1900 bands, an insane challenge worth the try!

From the dinosaurs Motorhead at Austin Music Hall,

to the irreverent rock proposals at the British Music Embassy "Latitude 30" with the General Fiasco among others,

the AMODA Digital Showcase experimental approach by the Portuguese Heitor Alvelos, Anselmo Canha and João Cruz at Club de Ville with "Futureplaces @ SXSW", the Portuguese David Fonseca at the panoramic top floor of the Hilton Graden Inn releasing his new album "Between Waves", a collection of songs inspired by life on the road and its highs and lows,

and Belmont's non-stop 12 am-2 pm free access parallel music festival

to all kinds of downtown Austin bars – Maggie Mae's,

Darwin's country style,


Buffallo Billiards, and the fancy Dixties, just walk by and feel the beat! The photos can give you a quite vivid idea, but you have to experience it by yourself!

I'm looking forward to work towards coming back next year, hopefully with a presentation regarding RTiVISS ongoing research issues on real-time video experiments in digital interactive environments – I'll let you know when the time comes, stay tuned ;)


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