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Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Digital Media

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Saturday 10th March 2012

Monday 12th March 2012

  • Modern Weaponry: Using Digital Media to End a War

    by Daniel Khabie, Chris Carver and Matt James

    Crimes against humanity no longer occur in total isolation; digital platforms are a stage on which global citizens can watch and respond to world events. This panel is comprised of experts in the digital field and pioneers of modern humanitarian endeavors. Participants will discuss the capacity of digital media to catalyze adequate response to international crises. Invisible Children (IC), an NGO devoted to exposing the perpetrators of Africa’s longest-running conflict, the LRA, through documentary film, will host. Since its founding, the company has established itself as an outlier in the humanitarian sector for its innovative and unconventional model. Through cutting-edge media, it has ignited youth activism in an international, grassroots movement, substantially intervening in the conflict and improving lives in the region. In September 2011, IC and Digitaria launched the LRA Crisis Tracker, which collects data and maps LRA attacks in one of the world’s most remote regions.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon A, AT&T Conference Center

  • Performance and Technology: Keeping Arts Alive

    by Beth Burns, Robert Matney, Asa Kalama, Alyce Myatt and Conor Roche

    The survival of arts and cultural activities has never been more crucial, nor more in jeopardy. This survival will rely on illustrating relevance and increasing accessibility via digital delivery, including affordable real-time broadcast and methods that support interactivity. We will discuss methods and emerging expertise in scaling works of performing art and culture to the Internet and to the computing platforms that support performance and interaction, as well as methods for integrating new technologies with performance for aesthetic value. Join us as we explore how arts and culture can participate in digital media and emerging technology to reach more people and retain immediacy and value.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center