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Andy Carvin of NPR @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Bloggers, Music, SXSW, Vlog
The social media mastermind of NPR, and a fellow DC’er got caught in my crosshairs trying to find the ever elusive BlogHaus. He tells us about his experience, and the fabulous party at the equally hard to find Austin City Limits stage.

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Corey’s Stereo Purse @ Dorkbot SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Gadgets, Music, SXSW, Vlog

This purse speaks for itself, or jams for itself, or well, whatever…it’s a stereo purse. And it’s pretty bad ass – thanks for the interview Corey (Cory, or Corie, sorry – I didn’t catch the spelling.

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Chris of the 405th Infantry Division @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Gadgets, SXSW, Vlog

We were held up by the Master Chief outside of the convention center for this interview…

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Peering Into the Chris Brogan Mogulus Broadcast @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Bloggers, Blogging, Mogulus, SXSW
I just took a quick minute to see what was going on with the Mogulus guys and their software while they were interviewing Chris Brogan in the Blog Haus.

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The Avid Tent @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Music, SXSW, Vlog

Gerry T, The Kroosh, and I stopped in for some handmade local vodka and some tunage at the Avid Tent at SXSW.

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Starting Out: Tagging and Bagging @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in SXSW, Vlog

This is the first video of the trip. Waiting for badges and kicking it with Jonny Goldstein and The Kroosh. I caught the tagging with my point and shoot, and Jonny caught the bagging with his Nokia N95 on Qik. Check out more of the rampage on Jonny Goldstein’s Qik page.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

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Mitch Altman of Make! @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 12, 2008 in Gadgets, SXSW, Vlog

The creator of the TVBGone and the Brain Machine takes a minute out of his busy life of mistification and madness to explain “what is up with all those flashing lights…”
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

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A Fireside Chat with Steve Garfield @ SXSW

Posted by scottstead on Mar 10, 2008 in Bloggers, Blogging, SXSW

We dragged Steve away from the debauchery at the BlogHaus for a few for a quick interview. The following is the madness that ensued…3 guys, 3 cameras, 1 conversation…
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

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SXSW. 2008. Mobs, Mentors, Meeting and Moo’s

Posted by scottstead on Mar 10, 2008 in Bloggers, Blogging, SXSW, Utterz

Steve Garfield Photo Op

My experience in a nut shell is as follows: I don’t really know if I can say anything incredibly original about my experience at SXSW. Jonny Goldstein and I have interviewed a lot of people over the course of the last several days and their responses to a milieu of questions, while varied, have revolved around “SXSW is a great place to meet people”…”doing a lot of the same stuff”…”in the blogosphere”…”in social media”…”it’s a great time”…”to see the faces of all of the people that you don’t get to see normally”…”are you on Twitter?”.

In addition to finally putting some faces to names, faces to otherwise digital representations of faces, and faces to voices – I’ve been swimming in a sea of creativity. There are a lot of really great people, doing a lot of great things, some not so great things, and some really original things. So the question for me is, is this about the inherent value in a lot of their products/content – or is this primarily a culture of buzz?

I’m not sure what I expected to get out of this, or that I feel any more hip to the scene, or that I’ve had any epiphany’s while I’ve been here. I know that I need to keep creating content and getting better at it. I know that the “market” is saturated and it’s really hard to break out with anything “great.” I just know that I enjoy rockin’ out with Jonny on the Par-tay, that I enjoy shooting and editing videos, but I don’t know if I’m any closer to figuring out how to make a business out of it. I’ve got 10 years of television under my belt as of June/July – production, writing, editing, shooting, and engineering. I’ve got a LOT of ideas. But I’m not really sure I know where to go from here.

I’m not sure how many people share my frustation in this…but I’m sure that I’m not alone. I’ll be 28 in November. I’m young. I’m aware. I would love to have a career in something where I can flex my creative muscles and “own” a piece of something that I’ve made happen. So the question remains for me “where do I go from here.”

Notes:

  • Mobs: The blogging “community” was outraged by their treatment during the Mark Zuckerberg panel due to an unprepared moderator that didn’t respect them. A certain “technosailor” busted out a “Beacon Sucks!” and it spread like wild fire over Twitter in mere moments. Twitter pwnd again when impromptu parties popped up due to quick and dirty Twitters by the likes of Chris Brogan and company.
  • Mentors: I met people that I look up to. I met people that really like helping other people. I hope everyone took away a lot from this conference.
  • Meeting: I got to meet a lot of people that I never would have otherwise met that I cross paths with on a daily basis on the interweb.
  • Moos: Jonny and I busted out a lot of Utterz. Please check them out at Utterz.com. Maybe I have a future as a nerdcore rapper? Hardly. But we had a lot of fun. We also ran around in cow suits and wreaked havoc on the conference. Photos to come later.

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Bre Pettis of IMakeThings.com and Etsy @ SXSW 2008

Posted by scottstead on Mar 10, 2008 in Bloggers, Blogging, SXSW

Bre Pettis stopped in for an interview with Jonny and I after the How To Quit Your Dayjob and Blog panel discussion with Zadi Diaz, LisaNova, and Lindsay Campbell. All in all it was a great panel with a lot of my favorite bloggers and content creators i

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