How WE Create I(dentity)

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Please note: This session could be solo, dual or panel at SXSW staff's discretion. :)

The technology systems we create today let you to create the person you want to be. However, in using the technology system we are changed. What is the impact of technology on identity creation, individual privacy and self-value? And how can you as a technology creator, encourage certain behaviors through your system design?

Real-time/near real-time lifetracking: Is it a new type of self-reflection? Real-time communication/blogging/twitter allows us to go back in time and watch our emotional states: but do we get caught up in the reflection?

Emotional and physical augmentation are modern day plastic surgeries. Technology soon allows you to change yourself, if the minor changes in physical and emotional modules today aren't enough. Can't wait? Avatars allow us to create non-binding alternate versions of our self today, although they are locked into their own worlds.

Privacy & Self-Value:
When the world is watching, who do we become? What happens when the world lives in public? When the public values a different identity? Who do you become? Who do you help others become by your responses and attention?

Specific systems, rulesets and products that encourage specific behaviors.

Other items:
Beyond your Demise: When the virtual you, lives on.
Scenario: When your virtual identity (or brand) takes on a life of its own?

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Heather Schlegel

Futurist. Technologist. Cacophonist! ~ Unapologetic Angelino ~ Innovation Leader for Swift Americas ~ sometimes, dreaming the impossible to reality bio from Twitter

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Kaliya Hamlin

User-Centric ID expert, Facilitator of @idworkshop +@unconference's Founder @PersonalData Ecosystem Consortium. Network Director Planetwork. bio from Twitter

14 attendees

  • Andrea Genevieve
  • CLOUD, Inc.
  • Ben Werdmuller
  • Bruce MacVarish
  • heathervescent
  • Kaliya-IdentityWoman
  • Kevin Marks
  • Margaret Rosas
  • Rob Myers
  • scottackerson
  • Scott Phelps
  • Elisabeth Hoelzl
  • Ted Leung

14 trackers

  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Ryan McCormack
  • Brigitte Jellinek
  • Brad Belote
  • Sean Patrick Henry
  • Carrie Stalder
  • havi hoffman
  • Jen Lee Reeves
  • Jory
  • James Stewart
  • Chris Carter
  • Mick Darling
  • Steve Ardire
  • Gavin Bell

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

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