Well, it all got confirmed today, Tom Woodward and I will be traveling together to SXSW. The trip is made possible thanks to Dave Lester’s panel on EDUPUNK that I will take part in, along with Barbara Ganley, Gardner Campbell, and Stephen Downes. I’m really excited for this talk, if not a bit nervous.
But I have to admit I’m even more excited about working alongside Tom to create a series of videos of as much of SXSW as we can. A kind of documentary of our time there, the only twist on that is that we’ve agreed to be in character the whole time as EdTech Survivalists interviewing folks about our current social, economic, and political climate as it pertains to education and beyond. I’m sure four days of sustained madness will give us plenty of fodder for some fun stuff. I mean when Stephen Downes is using The Day After to put our current climate into perspective, I think it’s a sure fire sign things are getting bad. It seems an important moment for us to try our hand at a little Dziga Vertov Man with a Movie Camera and get out there an try and capture the pulse of our moment survivalist style. So it’s going to be all work as play at SXSW, and I’m fired up for the opportunity. It’s time to dig in!