SXSW 2013 Spotlight: SXSW Create

We hope you have checked out our post on How to Enjoy SXSW 2013 With Your Family. We’re also running a few spotlights to give you more information about the family-friendly events which are coming up during SXSW. Have a great SX!



At first glance, you might assume SXSW is just music, but because of the Film and Interactive Festivals (and SXSWedu), there is lots of other stuff going on of interest to families. One of those is SXSW Create, which is in its second year and is a hands-on, interactive event that aims to showcase local and national hackers, makers and creators.

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When: Friday, March 8th from 2-6pm and Saturday March 9th through Monday March 11th from 11am-6pm
Where: 101 Red River, directly behind the Austin Convention Center (if you are wary about the weather, the event is taking place under a tent)
Cost: FREE, open the public (no badge required)

 

The goal of SXSW Create is to build a creative community space that can allow people to share their innovations while inspiring others to learn how to innovate themselves. One example of what will be at Create is George Sabra‚Äôs Plastic Storm Sculpture, which was commissioned by The City of Austin in partnership Keep Austin Beautiful for the City’s Austin’s New Year event on December 31, 2012 at Auditorium Shores. It is a 14-feet-high storm funnel made of reclaimed plastic bottles, cups, jars, and caps which represents the massive “storm” of plastic waste generated by humans on a daily basis. Among others, the folks from Austin Mini Maker Faire will be showcasing disruptive creations, showcase innovative tools and unique fabrication methods.

If you make it there, let us know what you thought in the comments!

 

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.livemom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Nicole-Basham-Sara-Marzani-Photography-livemom.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 6-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau’s words, her mission is to “suck out all the marrow of life”, or in her son’s words, to cultivate in him a love of “advenchers”.[/author_info] [/author]

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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