SXSW 2018: The Weird and the Cool

Adiós, SXSW 2018. Overall, it was a good conference. The weather was nearly perfect. Free food was a little scarce, but food trucks were abundant. My Interactive highlight was seeing Bernie Sanders from the third row. I went to ten movies. My favorite was The Dawn Wall. Bill, the serious film fanatic, counted up 28 movies. Here’s what else I discovered this year…

The latest in Tech…

Solar-powered park bench

Yamaha: AI piano duets

Saya: “Communicate with emotion”

Lunavity: “A system for expanding the human capability to jump”

Magnetic Levitation Device: “Changing its shapes while you move a hand”

Kukara: “Electric Urban Mobility”

Meural: “Switch art pieces with a flick of the wrist.”

On the unusual side…

SoleMate Sox: “Never Lost Magnetic Socks”

Vinyl Recorder: “This machine is cutting a vinyl record!”

Sushi Teleportation

3D chocolate printing

Exploding Kittens: “A card game for people who are into kittens and explosions”

Viceland: “We have free stuff & baby goats”

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