It’s that time of year again. Mike, Don, Christian, Erik, and David will be in Austin for SXSW Interactive from Friday, March 8th through Monday, March 11th. If you’re in town, shoot us an email so we can meet up for a slab of ribs or a snort of whiskey.
Our own Christian Nelson will be speaking on a panel with Dennis Palmieri of ITVS, one of our most innovative clients. They’ll be talking about a recent collaboration called OVEE. Swing by on Friday, March 8th at 5pm at the convention center in room 12AB.
Lean Forward & Back: Social Video Can Have It All
Can great technology and elegant UX solve the problem of how to fully engage audiences with online video while still providing a “lean back” viewing experience? Or are these two modes of experiencing media forever incompatible? Come find out as we look at the case study of OVEE, the Online Video Engagement Experience, a one-of-its-kind social screening platform created by the Independent Television Service with funding from CPB and in partnership with software development agency, Carbon Five. OVEE was created to meet the challenges of presenting high quality film and television content, and building a unique real-time engagement experience around it for teachers, public television viewers, community organizers and dedicated fans. Meet the lead developer and lead strategist who have committed to this search for the holy grail of online video experiences.
Also, be sure to check out our friends (and current client) Scoot & Doodle, as they chat with folks from Lego and ToyTalk on Sunday, March 10th at 3:30pm at the Sheraton Austin in room Capitol EFGH.
Shaping the Future of Play Is Serious Work
Best known for uncovering the importance of unstructured play, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once said “play is the answer to how anything new comes about”. We know now from decades of research that having the time and space to play with ideas and things is essential to innovation, creativity and discovery. But, as we grow older and our lives become more structured, scheduled and technology filled, what are we doing to nurture one of out greatest natural resources, our playful minds? What are we doing to shape the way our younger generations play to help them innovate, create and discover a better tomorrow?
Come hear what a few leaders, known for playing big, are doing to reshape the impact of play, their visions for the future of play and the challenges they face to make their visions real enough to pay their mortgages.
Hope to see you in Austin!