Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Well, that’s a wrap! Between the food, the awesome response to Alpha One, and the amazing attendees, SXSW Interactive has treated our team well. Armed with new insights into how users will want to interact with the platform, and loads of info on how the interactive world is evolving, the team back at HQ can’t wait to implement everything the SXSW crew brings back with them (including any awesome food stuffs).
Next week, the blog will get back to the regularly scheduled space talk. In the meantime, check out a few more highlights from UrtheCast’s time in Austin, Texas: Read more.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Celebrity sightings, parties, and web discussions aside, SXSW brings with it a host of interactions with some impressive characters — not only social media pundits, but with the scientific sort as well.
While part of our team was being interviewed, the rest were busy taking pictures of Urthelings and discovering ways people hope to use the UrtheCast platform when the cameras go live this year. Read more.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Recreating an amazing moment is hard. As any performer will tell you, the toughest part of a stellar performance is the next time you walk onto that stage. The same is true when you begin to make a splash at the start of a week-long conference like SXSW. Read more.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
The weekend leading up to SXSW Interactive doles out enough work, prep, and play to last you a month. So, it’s no surprise that by the time Monday rolls around, hitting the ground running requires more than a bit of fortitude.
As anticipated, the UrtheCast team hit its stride today with a huge response to the debut of our interactive platform. Read more.
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
SXSW is not just about shaking hands, wheelin’ deals, and basking in the spotlight of creative prowess (okay, for some it’s totally about that), it’s also about the celebration of creativity. You might even say it’s the cultural renaissance fair of our modern age. (From digital gurus, to inspiring tech startups, to music, to film… what’s not to love!)
Nowadays, anyone can be a creator-designer-photographer-journalist-curator, merely by way of our digital world. So each year you’ve got to find creative ways to make heads turn — the same is true at SXSW. (Filming Earth from space and delivering it via an open-source, interactive platform is pretty creative, no?)
Now that the UrtheCast cameras are nearing completion and agreements have been solidified with MDA, RSC Energia, and the European Space Agency, we’re looking a little closer to home, directly at our interactive platform. Each year, the cultural significance of a conference like SXSW is heightened, which is why UrtheCast is journeying to the centre of it all, Austin Texas, to unveil Alpha One — the first iteration of our powerful new platform. So, beginning next week, SXSW attendees will be able to see, scroll, tap, pan, and zoom high-definition video footage on the UrtheCast platform.
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
VANCOUVER, March 09, 2012 – UrtheCast is excited to announce its attendance at 2012’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. From March 12-15, UrtheCast team members will be at SXSW unveiling Alpha One — the first iteration of UrtheCast’s platform of HD Earth video from space.
Now that the UrtheCast cameras are nearing completion and agreements have been solidified with MDA, RSC Energia, and the European Space Agency, we’re looking a little closer to home, directly at our interactive platform. Beginning next week, SXSW attendees will be able to see, scroll, tap, pan, and zoom high-definition video footage of Austin, Texas. Read more.