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SXSW.COM | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 | SXS W O R L D 1 EVERY ISSUE VOLUME 14, ISSUE 1 VOLUME 14, ISSUE 1 PUBLISHERS Roland Swenson, Nick Barbaro, Louis Black EDITOR Andy Smith ART DIRECTOR Shelley Hiam SXSW LOGO AND KEY ART DESIGN Foxtrot ART ART DESIGN, PRODUCTION, AND DIGITAL MEDIA Kelly Cameron, Kayla Dockery, Mara Fleet , Zach Horn, April Litz, Jamie Miller, Krista Quiroga , Cathy Ricks, Jason Swedberg , Robin Welch EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Chris Backus, Shermakaye Bass, Monica Castillo, Jason Cohen, Asher Elbein, Britt Hayes, Linda Laban, David Menconi, Doyin Oyeniyi, Robbie Preliasco, Jenny Smith, Dan Solomon SXSW CONTRIBUTORS Jody Arlington, Estevan Aviles, Jann Baskett , Allison Belcher, Chris Cantu, Jim Kolmar, Nicole Krause, James Minor, Lizzy Newton, Jordan Roberts, Greg Rosenbaum, Julia Shatilo, Gary Watkins, Miranda Wylie ADVERTISING, SALES & EXHIBITIONS SXSW U.S. Jes Elliott, Katharyn Howe, Katie King, Wendy Cummings, John Krause, Jason Hamilton, Val Link, Neil Minocha Inquiries: Sponsorships: Scott McNearney, SXSW INTERNATIONAL U.K . & Ireland: Una Johnston, Europe, Middle East , Africa , and Asia: Mirko Whitfield, Japan: Visiongraph, Inc., Korea: Sunny Kim, Brazil: Tracy Mann, Mexico, Central America , South America , and the Caribbean: Arturo Vargas, Australia & New Zealand: BUSINESS SXSW HEADQUARTERS MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 685289, Austin TX 78768 U.S. Tel 512 /467-7979, Fax 512 /451-0754 Email: POSTMASTER: Send address changes to SXSWORLD, PO Box 685289, Austin TX 78768 12 30 26 2 | AT A GLANCE 2020 Showcasing Artist names, illustrated by SXSW kids 4 | IN BRIEF Updates from the SXSW family of events 40 | A LOOK BACK SXSW 2019 Creative Experience "Arrow" Award winners FEATURES 12 | Erin Lee Carr Acclaimed documentarian prepares for her SXSW Film Keynote 14 | Reggie Fils-Aimé How does the game industry legend explain the currency of "cool"? 16 | Kim Gordon Indie rock iconoclast still pushes boundaries in music and art 18 | Bon Appétit Test Kitchen How the food magazine's staffers became streaming video stars STORIES 22 | National Teachers of the Year SXSW EDU will celebrate top educators at 10th anniversary event 24 | Rohit Bhargava Best-selling author looks for trends in not-so-obvious places 26 | Games As Social Media Burgeoning online platforms are enabling their own social networks 28 | Showrunners Meet the women who are doing television's most crucial and most overlooked job 30 | Immersive Exhibits Imagination and technology are changing the way stories can be told 32 | Indigenous Musicians Music from First Nations performers will highlight SXSW 2020 34 | The Future of Entertainment How extended reality (XR) could revolutionize the industry 36 | Your SXSW 2020 Event Guide Get ready to attend SXSW with this useful information Cover: Kim Gordon, photo by Natalie Mantini/ courtesy of Matador Records Photo by Stephanie Geddes Photo by Stephanie Geddes

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