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South By Southwest (SXSW) dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Our annual conference and festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. This weekly podcast features Keyno ...
 
+30 year game industry veteran John "JP" Podlasek interviews game designers, programmers, producers, artists, arcade owners, writers, CEOs and others about game development. Experienced or aspiring game developers alike will find useful, thought-provoking, and sometimes funny advice from others in the game industry. Find info at gamedevadvice.com and subscribe now!
 
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In a world where so much has been reimagined by technology, why are hundreds of millions of people suffering from incurable diseases and healthcare spending placing an unsustainable burden on society? Hear from the team at BenevolentAI including Senior Product Manager Jaime Domingues, Machine Learning Engineer Olly Oechsle, Solutions Architect Pooj…
 
In this talk, renowned sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg argues that the future of cities and democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on social infrastructure: the libraries, parks, schools, and civic organizations where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed. Drawing on his book, Palaces for the…
 
When Viagra was up for approval through the FDA, the little blue pill was submitted with data from 4,213 subjects, was granted priority review to expedite the cause, and went through a six-month approval process. When Addyi, the first drug for female sexual desire approached the FDA, it was denied priority review despite having supporting data from…
 
To say musician, author and activist Laura Jane Grace has had a defiant career would be the understatement of the year. Whether being accused of leaving the DIY punk scene to pursue a major label career over a decade ago, or courageously challenging people's conceptions of gender identity with a bombshell Rolling Stone article, Grace has remained a…
 
I welcome Patrick Moran, game industry veteran and GM at Kongregate’s Tonic division on this episode. We start by discussing COVID-19 and his current role. Learn how his team’s spread over the globe, plus the unique business model he’s leading around LiveOps and buying games. Patrick then shares what it was like trying to break into the industry an…
 
Alexis Jones is on a mission - inspiring people to reconsider stereotypes around sex, gender, and power dynamics. As the founder of I AM THAT GIRL, a badass version of Girl Scouts for college and other women with a 1.2M+ person community online and chapters in 24+ countries, her goal is audacious: to empower women and men of all ages to embrace bot…
 
National political trailblazer Stacey Abrams served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a…
 
In a time of rapidly changing viewing habits and preferences, the virtual world has risen to become a key element of daily life. Liverpool Football Club CEO Peter Moore will explore the ways in which the virtual world has impacted both the business of traditional sports, as well as global fan engagement. Clubs, teams and leagues are working hard to…
 
Design is the key differentiator in the automotive world, the fashion business, and other consumer products. Join critically acclaimed recording artist and global apparel and accessories designer A$AP Rocky and Daimler AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener for a discussion on creativity, disruption, fans, followers, customers – and how to create a…
 
On this episode, I welcome Joshua Tsui, game industry veteran and creator of the new documentary, Insert Coin. We start by discussing his current role in experiential design at Edge Experiential, then dive into his journey in developing Insert Coin, detailing his inspiration behind it, the research and interview process, and the many challenges he …
 
Innovation takes both technology, culture and business changes. While your company plans to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to change your industry’s game, how do you cultivate the right innovative culture, customer obsession and bias for action for ML success? Join Sandy Carter, VP Amazon Web Services, one of the Top 39 Engineers per Business Ins…
 
New York Times bestselling author and New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz’ new book, How To Be an Artist, was published earlier this year to glowing reviews highlighting it as an inspiration for artists and creatives. Shortly afterward, quarantine began and the creative world was asked to reinvent itself at home. Join him for an insight…
 
On this episode I welcome Mehran Torgoley, Director & Writer at Cult Cinema, LLC. We start by discussing a few projects he’s currently working on and how he began at a small game studio outside of Chicago. While sharing what he wishes he’d known when starting out in the industry, Mehran emphasizes the significance of commitment, pushing through hes…
 
It's increasingly difficult for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to balance free speech while keeping misinformation and bad-actors in check. Instead of relying solely on content moderation, what if digital media companies tried harder to "make good internet" to crowd out the negativity? In this Keynote from SXSW 2019, co-founder and C…
 
What does the future look like when we have the option to return to the office or remain remote? Which decisions have helped teams, and which changes have thrown communications into disarray? And what mindset shifts are required from leadership? Join GitLab's Head of Remote, Darren Murph, as he sits down with Savvy Millenial founder Savannah Peters…
 
This conversation from SXSW 2019 ranges from audio content creation and episodic production to how creator tools will evolve from a product standpoint. Join Spotify’s Chief Content Officer Dawn Ostroff, Gimlet’s President Matthew Lieber, and Spotify's Head of Podcaster Mission Michael Mignano as they discuss the enormous opportunity in audio and wh…
 
What happens in a world where we simply cannot unplug but still need to find balance and thrive as distractions mount? And, what if we don't know we're distracted? How do we see the full impact of the diversions we don't think twice about today? Brian Solis found his work affected by his day-to-day digital routines, so he set out to solve his probl…
 
On this episode we welcome Jason VandenBerghe, VP Studio Creative Director at Level Ex. We start by discussing COVID-19, his excitement about making games for doctors, and thoughts about the future of game design. He shares his story of breaking into the industry with The X-Files Game and his transition from programmer to producer to creative direc…
 
The market for cryptocurrencies expanded dramatically over the last few years, and it's no secret this growth outpaced understanding of what remains bleeding-edge technology. This discussion with cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo and CoinDesk strategist Nolan Bauerle aims to bring focus and clarity to the frontier discipline of cryptoeconomics and a…
 
The medicinal use of cannabis has catapulted it into the mainstream, but its potential benefits go beyond physical health. From moderator Ricky William's experience, the most profound effect its had on his life has been spiritual...in helping him find his purpose. This panel explores how cannabis may contribute to not only physical, but also emotio…
 
While new media platforms have expanded opportunities for diverse journalists and storytellers to create, curate and distribute news and entertainment content, additional support and proactive efforts are needed to help these diverse new entrants find a path to being discovered by an audience and to profitability. David Morgan from the Multicultura…
 
In today’s popular music landscape, instruments are used in more inventive ways than ever as the next generation of artists find new avenues to create. This session with recording artist Elise Trouw, radio personality and author Meredith Ochs, CEO of Fender Andy Mooney, and Ableton's Managing Director for North American Tony McCall explores the dif…
 
On this episode we welcome guest Clark Stacey, CEO of WildWorks. We start by discussing the impacts of Coronavirus on his studio, how WildWorks came to be, and then rewind to discuss his journey into the game development industry. He gives powerful advice for people trying to get started along with those trying to advance their career, emphasizing …
 
What happens when we look at the world from a female point of view? What can audiences gain by looking at film through a female lens? Organized in conjunction with Fandango, this session opens a conversation about seeing film and being seen in film for those who don’t identify with being white, cis, or male. Inspired by her book "The Female Gaze", …
 
It came as a surprise to many that foreign governments may be influencing U.S. elections by manipulating social media. Yet cypherpunks and national security experts alike have long warned of the increasing use of cyberspace as an extension of nationstate politics. Meanwhile, tech startups that moved fast, broke things, and pledged to "do no evil" h…
 
There’s an anti-human agenda embedded in our markets and technologies, which has turned them from a means of human connection into facilitators of isolation and repression. Our corporations and the culture they create glorify individualism at the expense of cooperation, threatening the sustainability not just of our economy but our species. In his …
 
The growth of high school esports will have a direct impact on the growth of the esports and gaming industry as a whole, as many of the kids who become involved will turn into lifelong gamers with loyalties to the publishers they discover. In this featured session, PlayVS founder Delane Parnell and Peter Pham, co-founder of startup incubator Scienc…
 
Lawrence Wright's new novel, The End of October, has been more prescient and relevant than the author could have imagined when he began writing it in 2017. Join Wright and New York Magazine's Lila Shapiro as they discuss the rigorous research that went into The End of October, his creative process, and the heroes that are on the front lines of thes…
 
On this episode, we welcome guest Chris Hewish, President of Xsolla. We start by discussing Chris’s take on the effects of coronavirus, his new role at Xsolla, and how he got started in the game industry, offering insight into what he wishes he had known at the beginning. He then shares valuable advice for people entering the industry and for peopl…
 
Chef Kwame Onwuachi's restaurant Kith/Kin was one of the hottest reservations in the country. But COVID-19 has closed its doors and turned the James Beard Award-winning Chef into an activist. He joins Liz Bacelar, a journalist and mentor since the start, in a candid chat on how he has been fighting for local restaurants and their employees, on faci…
 
Roger McNamee, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and the author of the new book "Zucked", and Nicholas Thompson, the editor in chief of Wired, discuss the history and future of Facebook and how a company set up to make the world more open and connected is now dealing with criticism that it has undermined American democracy, created social anomie, and…
 
America’s refusal to deal with its history of racism and long-standing racial inequities makes the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities neither surprising nor accidental. In this session, ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, joins Deborah Archer, Co-Faculty Director at the Center on Race, Inequality & the Law at…
 
On this episode we welcome guest Bill Roper, Chief Creative Officer at AuthorDigital and Adept Games. We start by discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on work and personal life and rising to the challenge of digitalizing our lives in completely unusual circumstances. Bill emphasizes the importance of taking time for yourself, focusing on mental healt…
 
Texas native Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award-winning actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, and become a producer, director, and philanthropist with his just keep livin Foundation. He is joined by Jeff Nichols, who wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 2013 film Mud, which starred McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.…
 
In this Sessions Online conversation, Tenderfoot TV Co-founder and President, Donald Albright, and ColorCreative COO, Deniese Davis, come together for a discussion on how media and entertainment can bring light to social injustices, give voices to those who have been ignored, and incite real change.
 
In her revealing runaway New York Times Bestselling book, MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, Lori Gottlieb takes us on an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes tour of the human condition, sharing stories of the patients she sees as a therapist--along with her own as a "card-carrying member of the human race." In conversation with actress Julia Sweeney, sh…
 
Please enjoy this special SXSW Sessions Online episode, featuring a conversation between comedian Judd Apatow and Stephen Colbert, Emmy Award-winning host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Judd Apatow’s newest film, The King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson, was slated to be the opening night film at the SXSW Film Festival and is now a…
 
Justin Mohlman has many skills and projects. With over 17 years in the industry, he’s a seasoned game developer currently working as a Game Development Producer at Epic Games. Hear about his many positions ranging from art instructor, co-owner of a tattoo shop, to managing the social media of Metallica’s bassist. Learn how he got his start in the i…
 
Senior adviser to the Obama Foundation, businesswoman, political activist, and former government official Valerie Jarrett speaks about her book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the live…
 
Digital technologies have brought many benefits to our lives but also new risks, such as the possible misuse of our data and fears of the biggest digital companies monopolizing the market. In this conversation from SXSW 2019, listen as European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and CNN Digital Worldwide Editor in Chief & SVP Meredith Artl…
 
Led by tech pioneer Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls CODE is an organization dedicated to bringing girls of color into the field of technology as transformational change agents. In this session, Bryant leads a panel featuring BGC students and alumni under the age of 20 for a lively discussion on education, social activism, and securing the future for b…
 
Arlan Hamilton shares the story of how she built Backstage Capital, a seed-stage investment fund that exclusively supports underrepresented startup founders who are women, people of color, or LGBTQ. And she did it with no formal education in finance, no experience, and no bank account.... while homeless. In this conversation from SXSW 2019, Hamilto…
 
Johner Riehl, Vice President and PR Lebowski at Wonacott Communications joins me on this episode. Johner has been in the industry for over 23 years and shares about the Public Relations side of videogames. Hear about his PR experience doing launches for the Neo Geo Pocket Color, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Pokemon, Pikmin, working with Nintendo, Mi…
 
In January 2018, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy-award winning musician, filmmaker, and writer David Byrne launched a multimedia project titled Reasons To Be Cheerful. Named after the song by punk artist Ian Dury, RTBC became David’s personal way of dealing with what’s happening in the world. In this session from SXSW 2019, Byrne shares successfu…
 
Like it or not, self-driving vehicles are coming. Some say they’re already here. With ever-increasing speed, the technology for creating both autonomous private vehicles and public transportation is becoming a reality. But who do we become when we relinquish control to machines? How safe will these vehicles be? What will they look like? And who own…
 
Streaming and the new music economy are creating more resources than ever for artists. The impact? Artists have more choice in how they invest in, build, and grow their careers in music. And, to manage all of this, they're taking note of the startup world and increasingly adopting an entrepreneurial approach to navigating their careers. Join SoundC…
 
Game industry veteran Richard Lico joins me on this episode to discuss his career. Hear how he got started in the industry going from SCAD’s 3D Computer Art program to now being the Studio Animation Director at Polyarc 20 years later. Richard talks about working on Triple-A games like Halo, Destiny, and more recently, the indie VR hit, Moss. Learn …
 
Why do good teams kill great ideas? When does the wisdom of crowds become the tyranny of crowds? Bahcall's talk from SXSW 2019 reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about radical breakthroughs. Follow Safi Bahcall here: www.bahcall.com Twitter Linkedin Facebook R…
 
Named one of Out Magazine’s "OUT 100" and IndieWIRE’s "25 LGBT Filmmakers on the Rise 2019," PJ Raval is an award winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose groundbreaking films explore the lesser known stories and subcultures within the LGBTQ+ community. In his SXSW 2019 Film Keynote, he describes his unlikely path to becoming a filmmak…
 
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