Saturday, 10 March 2007

SXSW from SL

The Screenburn Festival at SXSW in Austin, Texas is currently running. "The second annual ScreenBurn Festival enables consumers and game developers to preview the future of this industry, hear about soon-to-be-released titles, learn fascinating insights from thought-provoking experts, plus meet up-and-coming new talent whose innovations are powering the next generation of play."

There are a number of panel sessions running through the festival and Second Lifers unable to attend the RL event can watch these sessions streamed live to Sheep Island (virtual home of The Electric Sheep Company). I have to say the sound quality is very woolly*, with a high level of ambient background noise. But at least I can watch and listen from home, without having to travel X thousand miles to actually be there.

If you are not able to attend in RL or SL, then those stalwarts at 3pointD have been blogging the sessions furiously, so you can read and pick over the bones at your leisure (keep up the good work, Mark et al!).

The Festival runs from March10-13th.

BTW, does anyone know if these sessions are going to be podcasted?

* D'OH! Must be the sheep.


Peter said...

I know the "Terraforming the Internet" panel with Eric Rice/Spin Martin will be.

Aleister Kronos said...

All of yesterday's were as far as I could tell - though I had to do a lot of interpretation of what I was hearing!