Highlights from SXSW 2014

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Here are the people and ideas thirteen23 found notable at SXSW 2014.

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SXSW14_01_SC copy- interaction art in public spaces -- fighting for online privacy -- digital divide -- failure is the key to creativity -recurring themes- interaction art in public spaces -- interaction art in public spaces -an efficient future (but what about a human one?) Microsofts Vision of the Future (2011)- interaction art in public spaces -a playful futureHello Lamp Post (winner of Watersheds 2013 Playable Cities Award)by PAN Studios- interaction art in public spaces -reimagining neighborhoodsColor Me TimbersInteractive Christmas Lights- interaction art in public spaces -interactive interventions for public spaces21 Balanoires (21 Swings)Daily Tous Les JoursBring magic. Make places. Enable connections.Melissa Mongiat & Mouna Andraos(Daily Tous Les Jours)- interaction art in public spaces -interactive interventions for public spaces- fighting for online privacy -- fighting for online privacy -Fight for your privacy or youll lose it.Jared Cohen & Eric Schmidt (Google Ideas, authors of A New Digital Age)- fighting for online privacy -Is the free internet dying?Michael Maness (VP, Knight Foundation)- fighting for online privacy -The internet will become cable unless we doing something about it.Tim Wu (Media Historian at Columbia University)- fighting for online privacy -We need to be vigilant.Sue Gardner (Director of Wikimedia Foundation)- fighting for online privacy -The NSA is setting re to the future of the internet.Edward Snowden- fighting for online privacy -The tools [we use] are made by ad companies, they will not be optimized for privacy.Christopher Soghoian (ACLUs principal technologist)- digital divide -- digital divide -It is dangerously destabilizing tohave half the world on thecutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.Bill Clinton- digital divide -If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere.Reg Orton (CTO BRCK)- digital divide -People who have access will have more advantages.Beyond Connectivity: Sharing News Without the Web- failure is the key to creativity -- failure is the key to creativity -Think process, not product.Austin Kleon (Author)- failure is the key to creativity -We need to learn to design by making.Tim Brown (CEO of IDEO)- failure is the key to creativity -Failure is a good wayto learn facts.Joi Ito (Director of MIT Media Lab)- failure is the key to creativity -We need to explore and make mistakes to learn.Neil Degrasse Tyson- failure is the key to creativity -How do we capture not-knowing?Harper Reed- failure is the key to creativity -We dont stand by our results. We stand by our methodology.Adam Savage- failure is the key to creativity -Fail early, fail often, fail hard.Bruce Sterling- other cool things -- other cool things -I need better tools.Stephen Wolfram- other cool things -We had never created a visualization that scared us before.Fernanda Vigas (Research Scientist, Google)- other cool things -We all have to learn something about bioengineering because its going to be in our face very soon.Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab)- other cool things -We all have to learn something about bioengineering because its going to be in our face very soon.Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab)- other cool things -Im not interested in changing your mind. I want to inict mine on you.Cody Wilson (Director, Defense Distributed/DEFCAD)- other cool things -When youre connected all the time you need passion, networks, and the ability to learn.Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab) on the new paradigm for education- other cool things -People are giving up part of a physical experience to add it to their digital persona.Patrick Miller (Deeplocal)Is the digital less real because we can curate and augment it to be what we want it to be?- other cool things -Whats the tofu word for cricket our?Megan Miller (founder, Bitty Foods)- other cool things -projection mappingAmon Tobin, Isam, LiveLeviathan- other cool things -tumor paintJim Olson(Presage Biosciences Inc)- other cool things -design fictionCurious Ritualshellofosta