Every year for the last few decades, creatives of all stripes congregate in Austin, TX around mid-march to share ideas, network, and maybe go the the occasional party. I’ve been a presenter at SXSW a few times, but only when I felt I had something vital to say. Last year, it was about the coming importance of prototyping for User Experience designers, an idea I seem to have been right about.
This year, I have a bunch of ideas, some I might present by my lonesome, some that I’ll require a little assistance front the GeekDads. But I won’t get anywhere without your help.
I know, I know, it sounds smarmy, but a big part of the selection process is showing there are people out there who want to hear what I have to say, and this year I’ve decided to talk about some ideas beyond my norm. I’ve been studying the affect of electronic media on society for decades, and think It’s time to speak out on some important topics, including education, culture, and trust.
Please take just a few minutes, register with SXSW (it’s relatively painless) and then click on the thumbs up for each of my topics (links below).
If you are feeling really generous, share the link on Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn—all of the links to do that are on the left side of the page. Oh, and share this article wherever possible as well.
And if you want to be my BFF, add a comment at the bottom of the page. Those REALLY help.
Voting ends this Friday, so DO NOT DELAY and please SPREAD THE WORD!
SXSWinteractive: The Trusted Filter: Confidence in an Online World
SXSWinteractive: STEM, GEMS, & STEAM: Raising Kids in Art & Tech
SXSWfilm: Reboots & Retcons: A GeekFamily Guide to Film
SXSWedu: Design 101 for Educators: 5 Simple Typography Tips
P.S. If you want to be in the BFF hall-of-fame, my daughter Jocelyn is also trying to talk about and present an incredible musical she created using the open source music of Jonathan Coulton.
VOTE FOR HER WHILE YOU ARE THERE!!!
SXSWmusic: How JoCo Saved Me From Writer’s Block