Streaming Music from SXSW

It’s that time of year again, when geeks of all stripes gather in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Once again, I’ll be among them for Interactive and Music. To keep myself busy during Music, I’ll be live streaming several musical performances from various showcases throughout the week. I am going outfitted with a TVUpack, an interesting piece of hardware from TVU Networks. The TVUpack is a wireless video broadcast encoder and transmitter. It works by aggregating multiple off-the-shelf USB cellular data modems. Up to 10 of them can be mixed and matched across different network providers to create a robust, low latency, high bandwidth wireless pipe for transmitting full 1080p high definition video.

I’ve teamed up with Livestream to create a dedicated channel where these live performances will live. I’ll be on location in downtown Austin, streaming gigs from Wednesday, March 16th to Saturday the 19th. A full schedule will be forthcoming shortly. If you love live music, and really who doesn’t, and you can’t make it down to Austin, tune in to the live streamed broadcast and discover some kick ass new music.

Watch live streaming video from austinlive2011 at livestream.com
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The Future of Internet Video Panel

SXSW 2007
Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.

My panel went well. Packed house, 400+ peeps, standing room only. Having Internet rock stars on the panel probably had a little something to do with that. Hoping someone shot video of it, I don’t think SXSW did anything official. PC Magazine did a nice summary of the major points we hit. No, we were not the only panel to drink ourselves silly throughout. I think MJ downed a bottle of Jack on her panel.

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In Austin for SXSW

SXSW 2007
Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.

Kind of last minute, but I’m in Austin right now for SXSW Interactive. It’s been a blast reconnecting with friends from far away places. As has been said before, this is summer camp for Internet geeks.

Today at 5pm, I’m moderating a panel titled ‘What Does the Future Hold for Video on the Internet?‘. Panelists include Kent Nichols of Ask a Ninja, Micki Krimmel of Revver, Kevin Rose of digg / revision3 and Scott Watson of Disney Imagineering. We’re gonna shoot the shit about the heady futurism of online video as it relates to policy, audience, community and big media. Join us if you’re here.