Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 of type Solo in Hyatt Regency Austin

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Crowdsourcing Science

    by Adrien Treuille

    This session will talk about computer games than enable game players across the world to help solve scientific problems. Adrien co-created EteRNA and Foldit, computer games where users design and fold real biomolecules and, as a result, help reveal better ways for drugs to target diseases. He has modeled complex phenomena from fluid dynamics to crowd motion to macromolecules. Adrien received an NSF CAREER Award, was included in the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35, had his work featured in The New York Times, and has published in Nature. His work brings crowdsourcing, games and advanced simulation techniques together to advance key areas of engineering and medicine. http://poptech.org/popcasts/adri...

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin

    Coverage audio clip

  • How Digital Maps Navigate the Human Condition

    by Guy Gould-Davies

    Digital is recasting the landscape of maps, a metamorphosis that’s not yet complete. It has rewritten the rules by which maps behave and what they can do. This makes it not just an inflection point in the map category but in the history of human experience. We’ll share the latest development in map technology and show how a collection of digital and non digital inputs – including past history, social media and even mood - when added to basic geographic wayfaring expands the boundaries of human possibility. It’s navigation that enriches the human condition like never before. You may never see a map the same way again.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin

Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Mixel: Art, Tablets and the Creator Economy

    by Khoi Vinh

    What comes after just reading on iPad? A new form of creation that's much closer to consumption than what we saw on desktops and laptops. Mixel co-founder and CEO Khoi Vinh takes a look at the journey that led him to create Mixel, the world's first social collage app. Its goal is to get non-artists making art, and Vinh will look at the ways in which the social network has met, exceeded and fallen short of that goal.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin

    Coverage audio clip

  • Liberating Data with Interactive Charts

    by Ross Perez

    Data has been freely available on the web since its inception, but it has always been difficult to access and even harder to digest. Recently, a small but growing group of intrepid data geeks have been scrounging the web for data and turning it into something useful and comprehensible: an interactive visualization! This presentation will show you some of the most intriguing visualizations that have been published in the past year and even how to create your own. Perhaps most importantly, you will leave understanding why these visualizations and their creators are so important to the future of the web.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin

    Coverage audio clip

Monday 12th March 2012

  • Mixed-Reality Gaming: Evolution in Entertainment

    by Paul Berberian

    The rise of smartphones, tablets and social gaming has led to an explosion of mobile gamers. Just as Angry Birds and Farmville took mainstream gaming away from the console, the rise of mixed and augmented reality – where virtual worlds interact with physical objects – is already forming the next epoch of play. As an emerging area of gaming, mixed reality finds a new load of challenges for both the creators and the user as a consumer. Falling within a spectrum between the real world and digital world, mixed reality is an undiscovered spot that will quickly find its way on the rise.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Monday 12th March

    In Texas Ballroom 1-3, Hyatt Regency Austin