Anarchist to Sell-Out: Punks Make Better CEOs

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Saturday 9th March, 2013

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

Nathan Martin is the CEO of innovation studio Deeplocal, best known for the creation of the Nike Chalkbot street painting robot seen at the Tour de France. Before working for brands, Nathan screamed in a touring metal band called Creation is Crucifixion and plotted subversive pranks with the art collective Carbon Defense League. From hacking the Nintendo Gameboy to trading sex for votes to barcode swapping, Nathan has been down more than a few questionable roads that have resulted in attacks from organizations like the FTC. Nathan will talk about how his past as a subversive artist has influenced how he runs his for-profit business.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Nathan Martin

CEO, Deeplocal

7 attendees

  • Brandon Schmittling
  • erwin blom
  • Kristen
  • Michael V. Copeland
  • Nathan M.
  • Roman Karachinsky
  • Steven Posey

4 trackers

  • Alan Botvinick
  • Kent Brewster
  • Jon Long
  • Natalie Downe

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Sign in to track this session

Tell your friends!


Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013


Austin, Omni Downtown

Session type

Solo / Dual / Panel

Session Hash Tag


Short URL


View the schedule



See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session