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The Future Places showcase

The AMODA Digital Showcase at SXSW presented a series of events featuring live electronic music and visual art, including the Portuguese participation with the futureplaces showcase + Crónica! Heitor Alvelos, Anselmo Canha and João Cruz presented a live remix of audio and video from the Future Places festival at Club de Ville.
It was nice to meet the UT Austin-Portugal program people in the audience: Karen and Homer, Chris McConnell, Bruce Pennycock, Fátima São Simão... and also Ana Boaventura, who was in the Program in its first year :)
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"Viral" refs meeting Nancy Schiesari @SXSW

Nice encounter with Nancy Schiesari, as we managed to meet at the SXSW How to Create a Viral Video panel, that ended up with a surprising "surprise"…

Me, Paulo, Luís and Ana attended the Intro to Digital Documentary Production Workshop at FCSH in the scope of the Summer Institute 2009 – it was an extremely constructive experience, and it would be great to have the opportunity to continue into a post-introduction workshop some day :) Editing and directing are also areas to explore, and warmup exercises like cutting a trailer would be very interesting, too.
We also had the privilege to see her most recent documentary, Tatooed under Fire – beautiful and impressive, it's awesome!

For the RTiVISS interactive installations proposals, Nancy suggested the project "Burning Man" – the movie, by Gone Off Deep, a documentary production company in Austin, is a striking reference to retain! The filmaker Robert Rodriguez, a UT Austin recent graduate ;), is also a reference to get back to – here's his Spring Commencement speech.
Now fingers crossed for the UTA/FCT call proposal for Playing with Fire approval – I'll be looking forward to get in touch with her friend and son, who are fire dancers, in case the project is up and running!


WordPress: "born in Texas"

Did you know that? So Wordpress is a nice option with this research blog, we're at home – no wonder Rosental was so keen on Wordpress ;)

Is WordPress Killing Web Design was a good discussion around blog design, with a highlight on Brendan Dawes! Here's the SXSW video>>


SXSW kickoff

I started the SXSW Interactive 2010 week meeting with the Portuguese crew; from then on, it was a non-stop festival!
If you consider to spend a full semester in Austin, I strongly recommend you plan to include the SXSW event in your schedule! Now in its 22nd edition for Music and Film, 3rd edition for Interactive, the festival is expanding more and more each year, attracting participants and attendants from ll over the world. And take this forwarded advice: sleep in advance, because you'll want to attend to a lot of presentations & interactive parties – just take a look at the SXSW 2010 schedule and check-in at the SXSW YouTube channel>>


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