Inside SXSW 2015

This is now the third year that I’ve taken a student trip to the SXSW Interactive event in Austin, Texas. However, this year was a little different. The panel I put forward last year had been accepted, so I was going to be a speaker as well as an attendee. This was a pretty daunting […]

Consoling OUYA

OUYA‘s founder Julie Uhrman provided one of the most controversial keynote panels at SXSW. If you happened to sleep through most of 2012, OUYA leapt to fame last year for its hugely successful call for funds on Looking for $950,000 in crowd funding, at $99 for each pre-order, OUYA hit $1,000,000 within eight hours […]

Defiance: redefining transmedia?

One of Ravensbourne’s key focuses of study is how stories are now being told across multiple platforms, generally called transmedia. There was a rather significant panel at SXSW on a new venture in this area, called Defiance, which is both a game and a TV series, developed at the same time, rather than one after the other, as is usually […]

Heading to South By

SXSW Interactive is allegedly the greatest event in the world for anyone in the creative Web and technology industries. Sitting here on a plane containing select former colleagues from my previous life as a computer magazine editor, it certainly feels like we’re heading for something big and important, something that crosses over between genres and […]