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Homeless people turned into Wi-Fi hotspots at SXSW

A global advertising firm used homeless people as roving Wi-Fi hotspots, sparking controversy among technology trendsetters at an interactive festival in the United States. Debate over whether the stunt by Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) was helping or misusing the homeless spread from the streets of Austin onto the Internet by…

Friday Genius Ten “Music Missed!” Edition

There were a number of bands I had interest in that I didn’t see at South by Southwest, just because I ran out of time. But one band I did make the time for, and sadly they weren’t able to come. So I’m building my Genius Ten around them, because…

South by Southwest!

I first started blogging on Pandagon 6 years ago, during the same week as South by Southwest. And so it’s a tradition dear to my heart to spend this week going to shows, taking pictures, and trying to talk up some good bands I saw. Moving from Austin to New…

South by Southwest, baby!

Tomorrow, we’re flying out to go to what has been deemed spring break for hipsters, the South by Southwest music conference. “But Amanda,” you might say, “I’ve been seeing so much about SXSW on Twitter and Facebook. Haven’t you missed it?” Not exactly. SXSW has three portions now: interactive, film,…

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