Crowdfunding, one of the dominant themes of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival, has come to mean raising money from a big group of people toward a common goal or product.
It’s a subject that the last two keynote speakers for the festival on Monday and Tuesday know a lot about. Both presentations at the Austin Convention Center will be live-streamed on sxsw.com for free.
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Omar L. Gallaga has been covering South by Southwest Interactive since it was a tiny part of the festival called “Multimedia” in the late 1990s. He has written extensively about the cultural impact of the fest on Austin and on the tech world and is the American-Statesman’s lead reporter on Interactive every year.
Follow coverage of South by Southwest Interactive, including previews, panel reviews, videos, photos, scene reports and more on the Digital Savant blog, austin360.com/digitalsavant
Statesman at SXSW
Live coverage of the Film and Interactive conferences and festivals continues at austin360.com/sxsw and daily in the Metro section of the newspaper. Look for reviews, scene reports, photos, video and more. Music starts Tuesday. And find SXSW coverage and highlights in Spanish at ahorasi.com.
Tuesday: Our critics share some of their music picks. Life & Arts
Wednesday: A special edition of Austin360 runs down even more of the music offerings.
Thursday: ¡ahora sí! spotlights several Latino bands, as well as Latino showcases in the Spanish edition and at ahorasi.com.
And don’t forget to use our searchable side party database at austin360.com/sxswside.