Acclaimed “talk show in game space” This Spartan Life will conduct live interviews “under fire” in the videogame Halo, projected on the screen before the audience. Dodging virtual bullets in the mixed reality of SXSW & Halo, This Spartan Life’s creator & producer, Chris Burke & Josephine Dorado, along with Paul Marino, Lead Cinematic Designer at BioWare, will present ideas on extending game culture, filmmaking, DIY media & the importance of play. They’ll do their best to keep their guests safe from plasma rifle-wielding aliens. How will they fare? See for yourself. Using Halo as its backdrop, the show began as an underground sensation and has since scored glowing reviews in Wired Magazine, the BBC, BusinessWeek & BoingBoing. Described by Wired Magazine as “a mash-up of The Charlie Rose Show & Doom,” TSL combines high-brow interviews with the likes of the late Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren & the rock band OK Go with the frag-fest of videogame culture. www.thisspartanlife.com
Show the world what you make at Make: Live’s SXSW Maker Show and Tell! Editors from MAKE Magazine, makezine.com and producers from Maker Faire will be on hand to interview SXSW makers, and talk about their projects. Show us how you made that gorgeous lamp, explain that Arduino project, crank that musical instrument, fold that paper, sling that Angry Birds USB slingshot. Be prepared to explain a bit about your process and why you wanted to make it in the first place. Let us know you’re coming and what you want to bring. RSVP to email@example.com.Show your stuff, SXSW people! We can’t wait to see what you make.
9th–13th March 2012