SXSWORLD November 2012


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News & Notes Matthew Inman First SXSW Interactive 2013 Keynote to be Announced Matthew Inman at SXSW 2012 SXSW Interactive Scholarship Winners Announced SXSW Interactive is pleased to announce that Matthew Inman will be one of the keynote speakers at SXSW Interactive 2013. Inman is the artist and best-selling author behind the comedy website known as The Oatmeal. In 2012, he championed two successful crowdfunding campaigns, including "Operation BearLove Good. Cancer Bad." where he turned a lawsuit on its head by raising over $200,000 for charity instead of paying $20,000 in damages to a rival website. In addition, he generated more than $1M in nine days to try to buy the laboratory formerly owned by Nikola Tesla, the late 19th and early 20th century electrical and mechanical engineer and inventor whom many consider a geek hero. For more on Inman, read our feature on him on page 20 of this issue. For the fi rst batch of confi rmed programming for SXSW Interactive 2013, point your browser to Enter Your Latest Digital Work in the SXSW Interactive Awards Have you created an amazing new digital project in 2012? If you have, the SXSW Interactive Awards competition is calling your name. The Interactive Awards uncovers the best new digital work, from mobile and tablet apps to digital installations, and everything in between. This competition celebrates those who are building tomorrow's online trends. Enter your latest and greatest work by Friday, November 9. Go to about for information and details. 2012 Interactive Award winner: LEGO Life of George Enter Your Company's Newest Innovative Online Technology in SXSW Accelerator SXSW Interactive is proud to announce the win- ners of the 2013 SXSW Interactive Scholarship program. This program recognizes individuals from around in the world who are using new media to fi nd new ways to tackle community problems. The winners of the SXSW Interactive Scholarship are Andrew Considine, Toffene Kama, Victoria Ihuoma Ohaeri, Rey Faustino, Karla Monterroso, Juhee Bae, Arlene Ducao, Emmanuel Onyekachi Ibezim, Noam Sheizaf and Libby Lenkinski. These awards would not be possible without the generous assistance of CauseShift, Case Foundation and Chronicle of Philanthropy. Special thanks to Scott Henderson of CauseShift for helping us keep our deadlines. For more information about the SXSW Interactive Scholarship program, go to 7 SXSW Accelerator returns for its fi fth edition in 2013. Ambitious and innovative companies and entre- preneurs will again battle for your taste-making, trend-setting attention in front of a live audience, including a panel of expert judges. If your company has a new digital product, enter SXSW Accelerator. Go to for more information. The deadline for entry is Friday, November 9. The SXSW Interactive Hackathon 1.0 is complete! In Austin, Texas, from September 29–30, eight teams toiled for 24 hours, creating projects related to stroke patient data and ended up with some incredible applications. The top three projects and their teams won SXSW Interactive 2013 badges. The winning teams were: Stroke-Wise Global, DICOMbinator and Diagknow. Congratulations to all who participated! This health hackathon refl ects SXSW's ongoing commitment to devel- oping better solutions for this industry. Stay tuned to the SXSW website on Monday, October 15 to see the various health-related panels and solo pre- sentations that will be part of the 2013 event. SXSW ORLD / NOVEMBER 2012 SXSW ORLD / NOVEMBER 2012 7 AUTHUR VANROOY JOJO MARION DAVID FOX MICHAEL CUMMINGS

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