Just a quick note that Common Craft will be attending SXSWEdu in Austin, TX, March 3-6. If you're going and would like to say hi, please contact us or look me up on the Twitter @leelefever.
Actually, it's not just an idea, it's a whole session about how explanation skills (and technologies) can help educators be more awesome. Here's the thing - it's not easy to become a speaker at SXSWedu. To do it, I need your VOTES. You see, when the kind SXSWedu folks review all 700 proposals, they consider audience voting for 30% of their decision. So, this is my shameless attempt to encourage you to vote for my presentation. Here's the description of my talk: As an educator, you explain... Continue Reading
Sachi and I are heading down to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive Festival, March 7-12. After taking a few years off, we're excited to be heading back. I'm going to be doing a short "Future 15" talk on Monday, March 11th at 4pm about the Art of Explanation in Room 616AB. I know a Monday afternoon time is tough, but I would be honored if you could attend.
Thanks to your votes, I was selected to speak at the SXSW Interactive Festival in 2013. I'll be speaking as a part of the Future 15s, which are 12 minute talks that focus on forward-looking ideas across a variety of topics. I'll be speaking about The Art (and Power!) of Explanation - an idea I believe has a lot of potential for the future (and now). The festival is March 8th-12th, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Thanks for helping to make this happen and congrats to all the speakers, a group I am... Continue Reading
I have a favor to ask. Each year, the technology world convenes in Austin Texas for the South-by-Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW). To speak at the conference is an honor and the organizers look to the public to help them decide who should speak. This year Sachi and I have submitted a presentation and in order to increase our chances of being accepted, we're begging asking nicely for votes for our presentation. Our talk is all about explanation skills and I think you'll agree that if... Continue Reading
Sachi and will be heading down to South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) March 13th-17th and I hope we'll see you there. We'll have plenty of stickers - just ask! I'll also be speaking, along with an excellent group of folks from the visual thinking world, at a panel discussion called "Shift Happens - Moving From Word to Pictures." The panel is on Monday (3/16) at 5pm 10am. Other panelists include: Sunni Brown Owner, BrightSpot Info Design Tom Crawford CEO, VizThink Dave Gray... Continue Reading
It seems like a long way off, but South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is just around the corner (March 2009). At the moment, the public is voting on what speaking panels should be accepted for the event. When the voting finishes (August 29, 2008) the SXSW staff will consider the results of the voting when deciding what panels will be picked. I say all this because I hope you'll vote for our panel. :) Here are the details: Shift Happens: Moving from Words to Pictures Description:... Continue Reading