Category Archives: SXSW


Austinites harbor a deep-seated love-hate relationship with SXSW, similar to some NOLA residents and Mardi Gras. The crowds and the creators bring music, movies, fun, and money — lots of it. But when several hundred thousand extra people arrive in … Continue reading

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Dewey Winburne: Dreamer & Doer

SXSW season is upon Austin and even from afar, my thoughts return to Dewey Winburne, instigator and inspiration for SXSW Interactive. In December 1993, Dewey announced that SXSW would add a “multimedia” track to their planned first film festival that … Continue reading

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Planting Shade Trees

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb My friend, Brad Rowland, just made Forbes magazine for his efforts at rural revitalization.  as “part landlord, part cheerleader and … Continue reading

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Virtual SXSW Film Festival on Amazon Prime

COVID-19 disrupted my life over 7 weeks ago when they announced the cancellation of SXSW the day after we arrived in Austin for SXSW Edu. As disappointing as that cancellation was to me, it was devastating to hundred of filmmakers … Continue reading

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Travel in the Time of COVID-19

with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Okay, travel ain’t love and COVID-19 ain’t cholera. But my planned travel back to Austin for SXSW Edu certainly earned some caution from friends. I must admit I felt some mild trepidation regarding going … Continue reading

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“That’s Texas” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Another early song from Will,  from his 1988 self-released cassette, Kickin’ Up Dust, based on a true event from an early  SXSW showcase at Chicago House. Will confronted an obnoxious audience member about talking during the music, not knowing he … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Present at SXSWedu 2019? An Update

The crowdsourcing PanelPicker™ process for selecting presentations for the SXSWedu 2019 conference has mostly ended now. Public review for up/down voting on proposals ended a week ago, and the evaluation period for Advisory Board members’ input ended at midnight on … Continue reading

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SXSWedu 2017 doodle-notes (Part 2)

…continuing with last week’s doodle-notes from the Land of A-Ha’s: SXSWedu. Wednesday Tim Ferriss: Secrets of Accelerated Learning and Mastery The Challenge of Curation Next Generation Transmedia Learning Ecosystems How to Make Awesome Educational Videos The Premise & Promise of Hybrid Higher … Continue reading

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SXSWedu 2017 doodle-notes (Part 1)

It’s been a week since SXSWedu 2017 so it’s about time I post some of my doodle-notes from the 4 days in the Land of A-Ha’s! Monday Monday morning, as soon as I told my wife, “I’ll call you for … Continue reading

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Made My First Million!

Eyeballs, that is. That is the internet currency, correct? Not the number of engaged individuals but the number of eyeballs viewing your stuff. So 500,000 views on my YouTube channel, Casa Dexter, makes for a million eyeballs. Yes, I know a … Continue reading

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